Family homelessness is one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Two trends are largely responsible for the rise in homelessness over the past 20-25 years: a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty.
Homeless families are often invisible. They live in cars, hotels or doubled up with family or friends in apartments or houses.
More than 1,000 families enter St. Louis emergency shelters every year.
Being homeless is stressful enough, the added fears and circumstances of domestic violence compound the situation. Insufficient income, a lack of affordable housing, and increasing utility costs all contribute to housing instability. Lack of education also reduces employment prospects, in terms of earning a living wage to maintain housing. But there is HOPE…
We believe that every individual, created and loved by God, deserves to be treated with dignity and given the opportunity for a new start.
We work to stabilize families in crisis by providing temporary housing, a support network, and the resources and skills they need to establish sustainable life change.
Humanitri, as Christ’s hands of mercy, helps families facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive.
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by ensuring sustainable life change through housing and up to 24 months of case coordination.
for active clients who are committed to life-change.
and providing tools to improve financial position.
for personal success.