Helping people transition to a better
The Big Idea
As part of their efforts to provide a
“new start” for women and children accepted into their housing programs,
Community Homeless Solutions hopes to retain a licensed clinician to help
kids and moms heal from the trauma of domestic violence and homelessness.
This Big Idea, called New Start, will provide life skills, parenting,
financial literacy and other skill-building support to help participants
succeed with achieving their goals relating to family, school, employment and
permanent housing. The program also provides newly furnished and decorated
housing to women and children placed into their programs, giving them the
“new start” that will help them to change their lives.
After calling 211 for assistance with
leaving a domestic violence situation, I was given the phone number to
Community Homeless Solutions. This was the turning point for me as I began my
journey toward independence. I was accepted into one of their emergency
shelters for domestic violence, and later moved into their Homeward Bound
transitional housing program. While a participant in both programs, I
received help and support with working toward goals of improving my income
and moving to permanent housing. My experience with the organization was
great. I am now living in my permanent affordable housing and I could not be
happier. The help I received while being a client helped me achieve my goals.
- America Luis-Guandulay