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Family Promise Stats

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As of August 1, 2014 Family Promise of Green County has been in operation for 33 months. During this time we have provided housing services to 46 families, have served a total of 99 individuals of which 60 were children. We have provided 20,008 shelter nights and have provided Support & Case Management services to 31 individuals in our Shelter and Transitional Living Program. Family Promise has an overall graduation rate of 82% with 95% of those sustaining housing. Many in our community are unaware of the seriousness of this problem. Are You?

 

 

We have finished the program services report for 2013.

Once again, it is amazing to see the global impact of Family Promise Affiliates.  Thank you all for the incredible work you do changing the lives of children and their families.

In 2013, 53,924 individuals were served by Affiliates.  The success rate remained high—75% of families moving on to long-term housing.  Despite the ongoing struggles of the current economy--the lack of jobs and the continued challenges in finding affordable homes--the average length of stay was nine weeks.  

As always, some of the unique elements of our program stand out.  Nearly 6% of our families were headed by a single male parent.  (One quarter were two-parent families; 65% were headed by the mother.)  In most communities, it is not possible for such a family to stay together in shelter.  Fifty-eight percent of the people we served were children, and 43% of those were age 5 and under.  Finally, the outgrowth of services that comes from the initial IHN model is reflected by the more than 37,000 children and adults who received support beyond the IHN program from Family Promise Affiliates.

Digging deeper into the issues behind family homelessness, here is what we found.  Sixteen percent of families had at least one member with a disability. Thirty-eight percent of guest families became homeless as a direct result of eviction or foreclosure.  In the latter category, the primary factor wasforeclosure by the landlord, not families themselves suffering foreclosure (though that happens as well).  Despite efforts by HUD to eliminate homelessness among veterans, the percentage, 2.9% of adult guests, is virtually unchanged from previous years.

We continue to see a shift from transitional housing to permanent housing, with 60% of families moving into permanent housing and only 15% into transitional.

Please share this national story of success and your part in making it possible.

Also, make sure to update your website and PR materials to reflect not just the Program Services Report, but also the current scope of the organization.  Family Promise currently has 
•    182 Affiliates
•    More than 1,000 community initiatives
•    Approximately 6,000 congregations and 160,000 volunteers  

Since the program began, more than 600,000 people have been served by Family Promise Affiliates.  That truly is transforming lives.

Again, thank you for all you do. 
Sincerely,

Karen 
 
Karen Olson
President
Family Promise