Helping the families we serve not only succeed today but remain stable in their housing, financial capability and career paths tomorrow.
Workforce development. Partners in housing. Financial capability. Health and wellness. Homelessness has many causes and housing stability involves many solutions.
Some get to the heart of core needs, such as childcare and job training, families face in order to regain self-sufficiency. Other initiatives find ways to match the strengths of local volunteers and the interests of local corporations with the needs of our guests, like financial literacy and mentoring. Similarly, many initiatives build off core tenets of the foundational shelter program itself, leading to efforts like food assistance, furniture and clothing donation, and health and wellness programs.
But our goal is not simply getting families into housing; it is keeping them in housing.
Key to this is identifying needs specific to the local community and tapping into the diverse
resources our volunteer pool and partnerships provide. The result is families no longer at risk of homelessness. And, even more importantly, through programs we have launched for tenancy preparation, micro-entrepreneurship, and virtual career pathway training, Affiliates create the basis for security and stability that separates families from poverty and allows them and their children to aspire to the future every child deserves.