14 Aug A Client’s Home
In 2017, you have helped us place 55 women into stable and permanent housing.
27 were from Sophia’s Place
24 were from Day Center, Emergency Winter Shelter, and Outreach programs, (separately or in collaboration)
4 were from Sophia’s Home
We partnered with other programs (Cascade Women’s Program through Compass Housing Alliance) to collaborate on stable placements for both their clients and ours. We’ve also worked closely with The Salvation Army, who also runs a 6 month shelter program. By staying in communication about wait-list lengths and mutual clients, we’ve been able to enroll women in our program after they’ve had a full 6 months of specialized case management.
We’ve had a lot of movement in our Housing / Holly House (Transitional Housing) programs which creates a domino effect for our numbers. A woman moving from Holly House means another woman from our shelter gets to take her place – that means two women get housed!
We have also got a lot of support from Tom Miles from Congregations for the Homeless, who manages United Way’s Streets to Home funding. Our outreach program ensures we are able to connect more women to resources and ultimately housing.
As we work towards a “housing first” model, we have been even more focused on helping clients in our Day Center and EWS programs secure housing. While we still offer assistance with obtaining food stamps, healthcare coverage, mental health care, etc., we recognize that all these things and more come much easier when someone has a place to call home.
Thank you for your support in making this happen!