|Our Yearly Impact*
36 families served at the shelter
83% of new families moved into stable housing
95% of alumni remain stable in the community
72 days was the average stay
$460 per month was the average income
284 volunteers served the program
1,681 volunteer hours were worked
*All statistics are from Fiscal Year 2012
Here, families receive more than a safe place.
They receive services, and the support to rebuild their lives.
We serve single women, with children, who are experiencing homelessness, both in shelter and as they return to the community.
A safe, service-rich environment that empowers women to find stable housing and rebuild their lives
On-going support in their lives to help them remain stable
Respect, dignity and relationships to help families reintegrate in the community
Helping our clients after they move out…
We continue to support families after they have left our care. We continue to support them as they transition into stable housing.
Our Post-Shelter Support Services include...
Comprehensive discharge planning: We review transfer of benefits, discuss their children’s educational needs, plan for safety and anticipate the basic logistics of moving to a new home
A Move-In Kit: A going-away gift that includes new sheets, towels, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, cleaning supplies and pantry food
Voluntary Case Management: Case managers remain available to talk to families, constantly encouraging them to remain stable and self-sufficient
One-on-one counseling: At no cost to our families, we offer continued appointments with our domestic violence resource counselor
Empowerment opportunities: We invite our former residents to participate in leadership development and advocacy opportunities in the larger community. They have an opportunity to directly educate the community about the barriers that homeless families face, and to break down stereotypes surrounding the image of homelessness, poverty reduction and affordable housing.
Seasonal celebrations: We offer a variety of holiday gift and support programs for our former residents. Examples include food baskets around Thanksgiving, Christmas presents and a Mother’s Day party!