Every child needs a safe home.
Pathways to Home helps families with children who are experiencing, or at imminent risk of, homelessness, to obtain stable housing. In the past year, Pathways to Home helped 337 children (128 families); and, since the programs inception in 2009, a total of 1,122 children (426 families) have received comprehensive support. Our services include: Eviction Prevention, Rapid Re-housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing.
Without adequate support, a financial, medical or other crisis can lead to the loss of housing for families struggling to make ends meet. This means children in Central Florida are living with their families in motels, in shelters, in cars, and even sleeping in the street.
We can change that. Pathways to Home brings long-term stability for the entire family, with childrens’ needs at the forefront. This year, 120 homeless families with children will build new lives with the support of the Pathways to Home program.
HOW PATHWAYS TO HOME HELPS
We believe families willing to work toward their own advancement can build upon their strengths to achieve their goals, thereby providing their children with safe shelter and keeping their family intact.
Our team guides homeless and precariously housed parents on a path to develop resiliency, while gaining housing and financial independence. Key program components include intensive case management, financial literacy, employment skills training, supportive network building, and targeted direct financial assistance.
Upon completing the Pathways to Home program:
- 100% of families had stable housing
- 95% of families are employed
We work collaboratively with other nonprofit agencies, religious congregations, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals committed to solving child homelessness in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Together, we help vulnerable children grow up supported and protected by their community.