Building capacity, making a difference.
As the largest non-profit dedicated to housing homeless families in Wake County, Families Together has a significant responsibility in addressing the crisis in student homelessness.
In order to expand and do more, we are building organizational capacity. Our recent successes include:
Establishing a strong and effective partnership with the McKinney-Vento liaison for homeless students, which includes referrals to the More Than A Roof collaborative.
Being selected for the Leadership Academy and completing a 10-month training program sponsored by the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation.
Securing funding for and hiring the first-ever regional Housing Navigator for the Fostering Wellness Collaborative.
Being selected by the Kaleidoscope Project to make our emergency shelter a demonstration site with features and designs that nurture the learning and well-being of children.
Developing a metrics-based model for housing families that resulted in 80 families being housed in the last 12 months with the majority moved into permanent housing within 60 days.
Building a passionate, highly skilled team that gives each family the best of professional care to help them our of what is often multi-generational, entrenched poverty. In 8 of 10 cases, families in our program successfully graduate.