Special Recognition for More Than A Roof

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Living in a motel brings its own set of challenges that prevent people from obtaining stable housing. That's why in 2016 we partnered with other local organizations to specifically target this unique population of families through the More Than a Roof Collaborative. Since its inception MTAR has successfully housed over thirty Wake County families with young children. Recently, Mutual of America held a luncheon at The State Club to honor the wonderful people who worked so hard to make MTAR a success. We were joined by 80 guests from across the community including Board members, former Board members, donors, member churches, corporate partners, foundation partners and elected officials. It was wonderful to receive the recognition along with our partners in the MTAR collaborative -- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of RaleighLearning TogetherThe Salvation Army of Wake County, and Triangle Literacy Council. The original inspiration for the collaborative and our primary funding partner was the United Way of the Greater Triangle which made so much of our success for families in need possible over the last three years. Special thanks to the Mutual of America Foundation for organizing their annual nationwide Community Partnership Award and for shining a spotlight on effective collaborative efforts like ours. To top off the event, Mutual of America presented Families Together with a $25,000 contribution. This will make a tremendous difference as we expand our work to move more children and families from low-cost motels to safe, dignified homes.     

Meghan Olesen