The Solution

The solution to homelessness is achievable:  Everyone needs stable, affordable housing, supportive relationships, skill development to earn a living wage, access to health and mental healthcare, to be a contributing member of the community, and faith to face life’s challenges. For many of us, these imperatives are present and often taken for granted, but when a turn of events occur, breaking one or more of the imperatives one’s world can unravel and this is often the case with the individuals we serve, who happen to be homeless.

StartsWithMe

From the HUD Secretary (Castro): “Our nation can’t fulfill any of our major goals – whether it’s tackling inequality, improving healthcare, keeping neighborhoods safe, or making sure every child gets a good education – unless we also focus on housing.”


A STABLE HOME:

Increase Access to Safe Affordable Housing
In order to focus on me, I need a stable, affordable home

SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Have established positive Supportive Relationships
In order for me to make better choices I need positive supportive relationships that assist me with accountability in making healthier personal choices.

SKILL & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Have Access to Workforce & Skill Development:
So I can be equipped and empowered to learn the tools needed to find a living-wage job so I can support myself and my family.

HEALTH & MENTAL CARE

Increase Access to Health & Mental health care
Stable housing not only provides privacy & safety; it is also a place to rest from illness & other injuries without worrying about where I will sleep tomorrow or how I will heal.

CONTRIBUTING TO MY COMMUNITY

Partner with Employers to mentor & hire our next generation
Ability to contribute to the community helps both my community and me to have a stronger community. My contribution increases my self-worth and provides stability.

FAITH

Increase collaboration between the faith community and people in poverty
Faiths helps me to get beyond the overwhelming hopelessness that I have and am still prone to struggle from the trauma of being homeless.