Mission: Providing safe shelter, case management, education and employment opportunities with transportation assistance provided to assist homeless women reentering back into society.
Results: At least fifty-percent of the population served becomes stable in permanent housing.
Target demographics: Step by Step Ministry Hope Project is helping some of the hardest to serve and they are achieving.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 98 homeless women
Geographic areas served: Step by Step Ministry Hope Project is a shelter for homeless women with a myriad of problems: substance abuse histories, mental illness, prison records, other impairments, lack of family support, poor nutrition, no money, etc. (not everyone has everything)
Programs: learn financial literacy, eat nutritional meals, get a lot of support, get counseling, and often are actively working above-average jobs, to reunite with their families. It really is wondrous what they can achieve.
I have known this non-profit for many years. There are several aspects of this non-profit that are particularly impressive. +Angela Hurks, the CEO, has a real passion to help the population she shelters. +The population served are some of the most difficult: women who are homeless often with mental illness and/or substance abuse histories, including those with chronic homeless backgrounds. Many are victims of domestic violence. +The shelter program is holistic: providing job search help, transportation to jobs, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, parenting, and addresses other issues that occurs in healthy living. +Women leaving the program after completion are able to live in a healthy manner, reunite if possible with their families, have jobs, and a place to live.
THE Participants start with nothing and needing help from programs to becoming productive members of society, They have healthy life styles, work, pay taxes, and are often able to reunite with family members.
DEFINITELY A GREAT INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE THAT CHANGES THEIR LIVES.