Athena Coaching and Consulting: Nonprofit Week
Partners in Housing, Tessa, Victory Service Dogs, the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, and Festival of Lights are featured in an article by Athena Coaching and Consulting published in November of 2021.”Athena Coaching & Consulting helps nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and individuals to not just succeed – to excel.”
Partners in Housing
“Did you know that families are the fastest-growing demographic of the homeless, making up 41% of that population? Partners in Housing exists to provide one year of transitional housing and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency.
The thing that Resource Manager, Jillian Birchmeier, would most like our community to understand is that homelessness doesn’t necessarily look like you might think. While we are all aware of the homeless camps, or the panhandlers on the freeway ramps, that represents just one segment. In fact, we all likely have people in our sphere who are experiencing homelessness and we don’t realize it.
With 68 housing units, two donation centers, case management, career readiness, budget and credit counseling, free on-site daycare, and more, Partners in Housing is truly changing lives in our community! But it’s not easy. The challenges facing their families include the high cost of housing when they transition out of Partners in Housing, rising costs of food and gas, finding full-time employment that aligns with child care, and access to safe and affordable child care.
The best part of my visit with Jillian was learning about their success stories. Last year 87% of their families improved their housing situation, 96% improved their self-sufficiency, and 89% improved their job readiness. Several past participants have come back as staff, Board volunteers and even served as Board Chairs.
I highly encourage you to check out some of their success stories. If you want to help have this kind of impact, there are many ways that you can get involved. As you might guess, when a family is setting up a new apartment/house they have many needs. Your in-kind donations can help families make their space a home. In addition, financial donations and volunteers are always welcome!”
To read the full article, visit here.
This feature was written by Kim of Athena Coaching and Consulting. A full bio can be found at the featured link above, along with additional nonprofit information.