I support the Council of Community Services
Council of Community Services
Why I am raising funds, and what I do: Through collaboration with its community partners, the Council of Community Services' Community Housing Resource Center (where I work) provides coordinated and targeted rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention services to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring for individuals and families in our community.
Rapidly re-housing the homeless is what I do, and that means I help families and individuals quickly move out of homelessness and into permanent market rate housing. During the 2015-16 fiscal year, 68 households were housed, which included 161 individuals (82 adults and 79 children). So far for this fiscal year, I have helped 40 households of 85 people, 38 of which are children.
In the Roanoke area, since 2012, we have helped to reduce homelessness by 54%! Since last year at this time, we have reduced homelessness by 19.3%. But there is still more work to do.
I am raising funds for Council of Community Services so that I can improve upon my performance in helping others to help themselves. Please help me reach my goal.