Your generosity in 2020 made it possible for 65 adults and 10 families with children who were guests in our shelter to find a permanent place to live. Today, they are on the path to independence, and that’s down to you.
The journey from emergency shelter to a home is arduous. It demands patience and tenacity on the part of our clients to gather all the documentation and proofs of need to qualify for government funded housing programs. It requires support and coaching from the case managers who invest deeply in the success of their clients. But most of all, it requires ample resources to meet the varied and complex needs of the people who arrive at a BEDS Plus shelter literally homeless.
Your contributions of time, goods and money make up the resources we needed to help more than 1,800 people avoid and recover from homelessness in 2020. Your support included large and small monetary gifts, meals, gift cards, school supplies and Christmas gifts for children, furniture and supplies to set up a new household, and so much more. Your outpouring of support during the initial phase of our response to COVID19 was extraordinary. COVID19 response donations totaled more than $200,000 - plus donated goods at the same value or more.
If you follow us on Facebook, you met some of these clients. If not, please take a moment to take a look at the 2020 BEDS Plus Photo Gallery of Housed Clients.
Thank you for partnering with us in 2020 to provide a safety net in our communities for those who need it. We look forward to working with you in 2021 as we strive together to end homelessness.