Family Supportive Housing
October 8, 2008
Family Supportive Housing addresses the core needs of homeless families. They recognize the importance and value of keeping the family together and the need to educate to break the chain of homelessness. The programs they offer to develop the domestic skills needed to become self sufficient is the greatest insurance policy we as a community can give the children in these homeless families.
The shelter also walks the talk by creating and enforcing it's own budget and skills as an organization. It is the most efficiently run non-profit I have been involved with or aware of.
The first time I toured the shelter and entered the daycare center all the children were sleeping except one. She was a little girl being held by the daycare worker. She was only about two years old. She looked at me and stared wondering who this man was. She looked frighten at first but as she continued to stare at me, a smile came over her face. The look was as if she felt like someone had given her hope. This is the moment for me, when I decide I would fight for this little girl and others like her so that they will eventually rise out of homelessness and stand self sufficient once again.
I received ten times the reward from the shelter from my involvement. They can and do change a child's life.
The most precious possession a child has is not his/ her home, toys, clothes or any other material thing, but it is their family. The shelter fights to keep the family together.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
every family that passes through it's doors.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
continue to offer the programs to insure the chain of homelessness is broken.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing the final approval of a new shelter to be build on a new residential site.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
extremely passionate and committed to the shelter.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
complete it's capital campaign to build a new shelter, to better serve it's residents. It would also create an endowment fund to help ease it's dependence on private funding.
Ways to make it better...
We could educate the public more to the programs and effectiveness of this organization.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
public awareness and funding from the private sector.
One thing I'd also say is that...
contributing to the shelter helps our entire community.
Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?
Intero Real Estate Services
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & Chairman of the Board of Driectors.