Second Step Housing
Second Step Housing’s mission is to empower homeless individuals and families with opportunities that foster self-sufficiency through affordable housing partnered with community services.
Hope and Home are the heart of what Second Step Housing. Your support gives HOPE to the children, women and men who step through our doors ready to start on a new journey, while Second Step Housing provides the HOME. This year we are focused on raising funds to provide supportive services for the residents who participate in our programs. Your donation could help with extra supports such as: • “Welcome Home Baskets” filled with a bed-in-a-bag, pillow, towel set, personal hygiene items, laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper and so on • Backpack/school supplies or specialty items needed for career advancement • Haircuts for a job interview or back-to-school for the kids • Bus pass and/or gas cards to get back and forth to work/school, to get groceries, to get to appointments, etc. • Co-pays for child care, medical and dental • “Pride of Home”--shared items for transitional houses such as dishes, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, garden boxes…things that make a house a home • Community Connection Gatherings that provide learning opportunities, information on community resources and social skills for the residents Many of our residents may be formerly homeless, escaping domestic violence situations, increased rent they are not able to afford, loss of hours at their job, and even loss of homes due to fire. All are experiencing other barriers to navigate as well. Trying to live on a very limited income and in crisis mode is a very difficult path without some guidance and support. Our goal is to provide housing, case management and supportive services while partnering with other community resources to increase their employability through skill building and education. Together, we can build a better community by supporting these resilient individuals and families reach a brighter future. Thank you for your donation!