We know through support, guidance, collaboration and determintaion each family will transition to permanent housing and economic stability. And we have the numbers to prove it.
In 2017, we anticipate providing life-changing services to more than 300 households (over 1000 individuals), 10 households of which will be veteran families. Based on historical data, over 50% of the individuals we serve will be children.
Improvement in income is a critical component of our time-sensitive housing programs and the long-term housing stability of those we serve.
Adults will Earn Income through Employment
More than 50% Of Those We Serve Will Be Children
Families will Remain Housed
The stories below are real ways we’ve helped families in the Toledo Area.
Joseph and his daughter entered Beach House Family Shelter in January 2017 without income, medical insurance, child care, or food assistance. While in shelter, Joseph took full advantage of job leads, interview coaching, family advocacy support, and goal-setting. Within weeks, he gained full-time employment. He also enrolled his daughter in school and child care, with help from LFH.
Today, Joseph and his daughter are in a home of their own, and Joseph works full-time.
Creyona and her 3 children entered our Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) program for help finding a permanent place to live. Through this program, Creyona developed the communication skills and self-confidence to find a full-time job, increase the child support she receives, and advocate for herself and her children. Today, Creyona and her family live independently in stable, long-term housing.
Cathy, a senior with uncontrollable diabetes, entered our Social Security Income (SSI) program when residence at a nursing home ended. Our SSI Specialist worked closely with her to access and expedite qualifying benefits. Presently, Cathy resides in a handicap accessible apartment near her family and receives SSDI benefits.
Adults Earned Income through Employment
SSI Program Participants were Awarded Disability
Adults Exceeded the Income Limit for Our Programs
Families Remained Stable & Housed
“When I got to Beach House I was nervous, scared and confused. The only picture I had in my head of a homeless shelter were the ones I saw on TV, like on Lifetime Network! However, being here for an hour quickly changed my perspective. I found that the staff was caring, loving, warm, and inviting.”
Bionca, Former Resident