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Homelessness Coalition

 

GOAL:  Community members have access to shelter.

SUCCESS STORY

Renee has a teenage son and daughter. When her husband passed away, they ended up living in a small motel - where the police were often called to for drug activity.  Not only did the children have to deal with being homeless, but they also struggled with emotional issues over their father’s death.  Thanks to United Way funds and a local program that helps with housing, Renee and her children moved into a safe, affordable apartment they can call their own.  Each teen has a room of their own, and Renee has a kitchen where she can cook meals and work towards normalcy.  Today, the family is doing well.

LOCAL RESULTS

  • 576 children and 296 adults received services from Homelessness Coalition partners in 2018.
  • 36 volunteers participated in the twice-per-year Homeless Point In Time Count in 2018.
  • Our 2-1-1 Call Center answered calls in 2018.  The number one need was information about affordable housing.

Source:  Homelessness Coalition, UWSWAC’s Volunteer Center, United Way’s 2-1-1

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

  • In 2018, United Way grants helped a local shelter program serve 246 people with rental assistance or avoid eviction.
  • 52 domestic violence victims were provided a safe place to stay in 2018.
  • In 2018, the second biggest need experienced by our 2-1-1 Call Center is information about utility assistance.

Source:  UWSWAC Partner Program, UWSWAC Partner Program, United Way’s 2-1-1 

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STATE OF THE HOMELESS INFOGRAPHIC