Humanitri equips families in crisis with critical tools and life skills that empower them to rewrite their future.
Homeless Households in the St. Louis Region
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
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.

Referring for counseling services

  • Behavioral Health referrals to community-based services.

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 literacy skills, and home-based support services.

Skill building for children and youth

  • Age appropriate skills development to include household management, self-management, stress management, and financial management.

Our Impact

adults obtain and maintain employment
Piggy Bank
demonstrate financial responsibility
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.