Most of us do not need a dictionary to know the meaning of the word Journey. It is the movement from Point A to Point B, and it can include many stops along the way. For the families in the St. Vincent de Paul Journey to Housing Program, Point A could has been sleeping in a car, living with 6-8 people in a small motel room, or staying as the unwelcome guests in someone’s basement. Point B is not only having a home to call their own, but becoming financially independent and maintaining that home. The many stops along the way have include gaining better employment, the refining of budgeting skills, resolving traffic violations that can compound into larger problems, and a number of other lessons learned along the way.
Since May 2014, 12 families have been housed and supported by the Journey to Housing Program. Four families have successfully exited the Program including two which are on the road to purchasing their own homes. To make this happen Journey to Housing Program has helped the families locate suitable housing, provided move-in costs, in-home case management services and subsidies rent until the family could cover the expense themselves. All of this help, with the exception of professional case-management services, has been provided by volunteers. These volunteers would tell you that they are on journey too – A journey of hope and love.
Please join our Journey by supporting our two major fund-raisers this year:
Spend a day at the Firekeepers Casino.
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