Since 2012, we have moved more than 800 children and parents out of homelessness through our core Family Stability Program (FSP). New numbers are in for our current fiscal year, which runs July through June, and they're bursting with hope.
16 families housed
30 adults; 29 children
348 individuals served
213 children; 135 adults
57% single parent households
92% of families who graduated
from Rapid Re-Housing to Extended Services remain financially stable and stably housed
77% of families completed FSP
80% achieved financial stability
80% held stable housing
72.5% maintained financial stability & stable housing
Through our two-phase program, we move working families directly from homelessness into permanent housing by utilizing Rapid Re-Housing, endorsed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a best practice for ending homelessness. FSP also provides comprehensive support services, including rental deposit assistance, short-term rental subsidy, budgeting and financial coaching, transportation support, food and hygiene items, as well as intensive case management for parents and children. Through the Extended Services phase of FSP, we continue to walk beside the families we serve as they break the cycle of homelessness.
FSP effectively and efficiently breaks down housing barriers and opens the door to self-sufficiency, self-confidence, and financial independence.
We are endlessly grateful to each and every one of our donors, volunteers, sponsors, and partners who have supported FSP so far this year. It is through our extraordinary community partnerships that we are able to further uplift our families and enrich their lives. Just recently, the Los Angeles Angels donated tickets to our FSP families to take them out to the ballgame this spring. In March, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, an enduring partner, collected more than 10,300 pounds of food and toiletries for our Community Pantry, which serves our FSP families.
Throughout 2017, we are committed to increasing direct service support for our families by conducting more home visits. Engaging directly with the children and parents we serve is crucial to the development and self-sufficiency of our families.
With a secure roof over a child's head, focus shifts from worry to curiosity—the key to their education and future. Hope is restored.