As we all deal with the impact of COVID-19 on our community and our nation, Partners in Housing staff continues to serve one of the most vulnerable populations, families experiencing homelessness.
Through the development of our Business Continuity Plan, we are serving our Partner families through consistent phone communication and implementing other technology to keep clients and staff safe and healthy. We continue to provide casework support, life skills classes, money mentoring and credit counseling, employment coaching, and of course, housing, to guide our families progress towards self-reliance.
The families with children who are living in the Partners in Housing program homes came to us from crisis circumstances. From loss of housing, domestic violence situations, lack of childcare, and transportation, the families started working towards independence, but uncertainties with health and economic issues have changed the needs of our Partner families.
Though Partners in Housing usually receives rent from our clients, based on their income only, we know this will be largely diminished due to COVID-19 related job losses. We are seeking funding from local donors and foundations and state and federal sources to replace rental revenue and are pleased to be in a position that none of our Partner families or tenants will be in jeopardy of losing their housing.
While we are able to continue to provide services, our Partner families need the support of Partners in Housing and our community more than ever, as they deal with a new and unknown kind of crisis.
- Partners in Housing continues to accept applications for our transitional housing program and we hope you will refer families who are in housing crisis to us.
- Our pantry located at our Colorado House facility is open on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:30am to 3:30pm to allow families access to food, diapers, hygiene, and other cleaning products. During this time, we are only able to accept donations of the above mentioned items and are particularly in need of food items such as soups, pasta, bread, lunch meat, cheese, milk, fruit (canned, dried or fresh), toiletries and cleaning products.
We appreciate your past support in so many ways and ask that you continue to send your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes for all the families with children in our program.
Thank you again for your support in these difficult times,