The Alarming Reality

  • 1,100 + Students were estimated homeless last year in Washington County.

  • 1 in 6 Children experience food scarcity, wondering where their next meal will come from.

  • 16% of Washington County families are at or below the federal poverty level (FPL).

  • 45% of Washington County residents rely on some sort of government assistance.

Outcomes 2014-2019

  • 5,100 + individuals and families experiencing homelessness served through emergency shelter facility.

  • 2,700 of those served were children.

  • 2,700 + families were assisted through our housing services.

  • 330,000 + volunteer hours of service were performed.

  • 1,700 + families assisted in 2019 through our emergency food pantry.

  • 6.5 + million pounds of food distributed since opening in 2014.

 

The Impact: Empowerment vs. Entitlement

Our clients and residents are empowered by our Switch-bucks Program. They earn bucks through contributing time and talent to the betterment of our organization and facility. Our clients redeem Switch-bucks for interview clothing and items needed for their families. This helps to restore the confidence needed to move to self-sufficiency.