Helping families experiencing homelessness stay together
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During this time of uncertainty and the quickly evolving landscape of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Family Promise Board of Trustees is firmly committed to the following goals:
The following safety measures have been implemented to achieve these goals:
If you are looking for ways to help during this crisis, consider the fact that families experiencing homelessness are more vulnerable than ever right now and will continue to struggle with the fallout from this pandemic long after it has subsided. We need your support more than ever now so we can be a strong support for our community.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, almost every family in our country will face significant challenges to ensure their family is safe, stable and healthy. These challenges will be magnified for families experiencing housing instability, which:
Beyond the near-term effects, this outbreak will undoubtedly destabilize the housing situation of countless families in our country well into the future.
The economic fallout of this crisis will disproportionately impact families in poverty. It is projected that we will see increases in homelessness, evictions, and food insecurity well into the future.
We know that most shelters separate men from women and young children - leaving fathers and teenage sons with limited shelter options. We are one of only two shelters in Erie County that keep families of any makeup together through the crisis of homelessness. This is even more critical considering that over 70% of our guests are children.
We know that helping a family find stability starts with building trust and allowing families to reclaim their sense of agency. Because of this, we run a small-scale, family-centered model which allows us to know each guest by name, offer intensive support tailored to the unique needs of each family and create a home-like environment based on compassion, respect and shared goals.
We know that homelessness in Western New York will be impacted only as much as our community feels personally engaged. That is why we mobilize the Western New York community to help us achieve our mission. Our amazing hospitality network is full of generous people who want to be a part of the solution to end family homelessness by providing food, companionship, donations, labor, outreach and financial support.
Check out this video of our shelter through the eyes of one of our guests. . .
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75 Hickory Street, Buffalo, New York 14204
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