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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Human Services

Mission: The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. Its purpose is to assist low-income households who need emergency help to heat or light their homes. THAW contributes to the economic stability of the region, preventing the threat of homelessness by maintaining essential utility services and providing a lifeline for families in crisis, who are unable to obtain assistance elsewhere. THAW has a proven record of effectiveness since 1985. It was formed as a coalition of businesses, private citizens, utilities, government and social service agencies and its Board and Advisory Board continue to reflect that diversity.

Results: THAW has assisted 40 families since HPRP began, June 1, 2010.

Target demographics: Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) targets individuals and families living or moving into Detroit, MI.

Programs: Utility assistance payments

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