The Season of Giving
It's the season of giving and Opportunity Place needs your help.
Opportunity Place Inc., exists for one reason and one reason only and that is to help women and families with minor children who are homeless become self-sufficient. We do this by providing a safe and secure haven, food, clothing, basic needs, case management, connecting parents and children to all possible resources in the community and focusing on the well-being of the family as a whole. When a parent knows their children are safe (not living in the woods or in a car); fed nutritious meals, able to bathe and have clean clothes and will be connected to educational, socialization, and mental/medical/emotional health programs - they are able to focus on their own challenges and barriers. They are able to look for a sustainable job; secure additional skills and find affordable housing. They are able to become a healthy, supportive family unit for which the children are able to thrive.
Becoming homeless is not difficult. A broken leg, a lost job, or a divorce can make the difference between housed or homeless. The hard part is finding your way back. Transitioning back to self-sufficiency requires, at minimum:
+ Provide safe and secure temporary emergency housing.
+ Provide case management to include needs assessments, the formation of Personal Service Plans, personal budgets, and resumes; assistance securing sustainable employment, affordable housing, transportation, childcare, and medical, mental and emotional services.
+ Address the basic and individual human needs of clients at enrollment, during stay and upon exiting the program.
+ Connect clients with mainstream, community, faith-based, and public resources/services.
+ Provide enhanced follow-up services.
+ Distribute food and products to local residents and connect those in need to community resources and services.
They need you to DONATE so that they can keep their doors open and continue to serve this community in need.
Consider giving today.