We help hundreds of people each year find safe, decent and affordable housing. However, many of the people we serve encounter barriers that prevent them from getting a roof over head, and staying under that roof once they move into their new home.
There is no funding for expenses such as security deposits and obtaining proof of identity, both of which are required to sign a lease. Once participants move in, few have the essential items most of us take for granted that make a house a home. These include furniture; dishes, cookware, and utensils; small appliances; and personal care and cleaning products. Many people rely on the bus system as their primary means of transportation, and often don’t have bus fare.
Our Critical Needs Fund helps fill the gaps that can’t be met through any other funding. 100% of the donations to this fund are used to provide for the unmet needs of the people we serve.
Our recent participation in the Art Van Charity Challenge provided more than $6,000 towards our Critical Needs Fund, thank you for your generous donations.
Please visit here to see the results of the charities who participated in the Challenge.