Join Volunteers of America to Bridge the Gap for homeless children
Volunteers of America's Louisville Family Housing Services (LFHS) provides comprehensive residential services to families facing the challenge of homelessness. More than a shelter, this professional and licensed program enlists a holistic approach to provide children and families the assistance they need to overcome homelessness so they never again end up living in their vehicle or out on the streets.
Due to funding cuts equaling 50 percent of the program's operating budget, Volunteers of America is facing our toughest challenge yet. How do we continue operating with little funding while so many families are demanding our services? These families are often living in their vehicles or, if they are lucky, doubled up on a friend's or relative's couch.
With more than 30 years of service, this program has returned thousands of families to self-sustainability. We know this program works, as 92 percent of the families we serve move on to live in their own affordable housing, as
Marcus Stubbs' family was able to do with our support.
In six short years, Marcus has moved from homelessness to graduate school. Marcus, his mother and three siblings came to LFHS when his mother simply could not make ends meet. Despite working hard at a job she loved as a church administrator, Marcus' mom could not afford housing. Volunteers of America provided Marcus and his family with a safe and welcoming place to live and helped them to get back on their feet. Our comprehensive services helped them return to their own affordable housing. This May, Marcus graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Western Kentucky University, and will return to WKU this fall to work toward his Master's in Education. Every day, we see lives changed at Louisville Family Housing Services. Marcus and his family are just one example of how we can help families and keep future generations from homelessness.
Help us keep our doors open and serve homeless children and their parents. We are engaging foundations, corporations and individuals like you to stand together as one strong community and fight for these families. Until we can say there are no homeless families in our community, we must rally together to help bridge the gap so Volunteers of America can continue to provide our services to families in need.
Please join Volunteers of America Mid-States in ending the cycle of homelessness in the lives of children and families. They are counting on us.