The Problem

Housing

1,050
Homeless Households in the St. Louis Region
Nine
The average age of a homeless person in America

The Facts

60 days
average length of stay in a homeless shelter
180 days
average days needed to stabilize after homelessness
$30,000
savings to the region in preventing 1 person for 1 year from street homelessness
Homelessness – even short-term – affects brain development in children.
“The hardest part about being homeless is wondering how it will impact my children long term.”
- Humanitri Client

The Solution

We stabilize homeless children and families by intervening prior to shelter stays and immediately upon release from domestic violence and emergency shelters. The closer interventions are to the root cause of homelessness, the more affordable services are to the region.

If a homeless family does not stabilize in 90 days, the risk of chronic homelessness triples – as does the cost to the region. Humantri’s Transformational Housing Program is a family and self-sufficiency program partnering with the St. Louis Continuum of Care for homeless services ranging from street outreach to permanent housing solutions.

Our Work Happens By

Permanently Housing Clients

  • Transformational Housing: Obtain and retain safe, permanent housing.
  • Utility Support: Provide utility support while client builds job skills and eliminates debt.
  • Budgeting: monthly financial management and debt structuring with financial literacy training for clients who are ready for mentoring from financial advisers.

Establishing employment and life skills

  • Employment Partnerships:  maintain strong employment partners to position clients with sustainable employment at a livable wage.
  • Skill Building:  teach problem solving, communication, resiliency, conflict resolution.
  • Parenting:  partner with agencies administering evidence-based parenting curriculums to address systemic poverty.
  • Wellness: engage volunteers in establishing nutrition and personal fitness plans with parents and children in our care.

Providing counseling services

  • Behavioral Health Services: Home-based client centered counseling services with linkage to community-based services.
  • Counseling services available for children and adults, including whole family counseling.

Preventing homelessness

  • Partner with schools, churches, hospitals and homeless service providers prior to literal homelessness by HUD definition.
  • Assist families living below area median income (AMI) with permanent housing, financial assistance, and home-based support services.

Our Impact

Employment
92%
adults obtain and maintain employment
Piggy Bank
87%
demonstrate financial responsibility
Housing
71%
exit to and sustain permanent housing
A child's IQ is statistically lower when faced with the chronic stressors of rent/shelter, food, unpredictable bedtime & homework routines.
In studies since 2000, 50% of homeless children experiencing even short term homelessness demonstrate measurable development and academic delays, compared with 16% of poor but housed children.