Mission: Housing + solutions has as its primary purpose the development of permanent housing with supportive services for formerly homeless women in recovery from substance abuse, some of whom may have had a criminal justice history. Housing + solutions provides its participants with housing, counseling, and other support services to help them find work and live independently.
Programs: Housing + solutions provides permanent housing and a variety of supportive services to ensure that adults and families are able to recover from substance abuse, prevent future homelessness, reunite with children and families, seek employment and accomplish other personal goals. The majority of housing + solutions resources are used to operate and manage seventeen residences for women and families with children and for the counseling services they need. Some resources are used to develop and renovate new subsidized housing; other expenses are used to purchase equipment, furniture and supplies for the properties and participants.
I met The founder while the CFO for a social service organization in Harlem district, New York City. Rita Zimmer is selfless and dedicated in pushing forward the issues of homeless women and families in New York City. I joined the Board in Jan 2007 and served actively for 3 years but relocated to the Bay Area and gave up my role in January 2013 due to distance and local commitments in San Francisco homelessness cause.
Rita and the Board of Trustees at Housing+Solutions expect nothing but ensure the success of this venture, which has gained accolades and commendations for excellent and selfless acts. Women who had one way or the other entangled with the law and given the second chance. it is a remarkable endeavor and deserves the generosity and support from those who would like to make a difference. Give a little it makes the world go round.