Monday, June 7, 2010

Family Updates and Stats on Delaware

Did you know that as of January 2010 there are over 1,200 homeless families in Delaware? Almost 1,000 of these are in New Castle County!  These statistics are approximate as homeless statistics are hard to estimate. (nationally, one in 50 children will experience homelessness).

At Family Promise, we get on average 10 calls per week from homeless families needing shelter.  But we have some great news to share:  We have successfully helped our first family secure employment and housing! The family moved out of the network on Saturday.  The client and her family have moved into their home they will be renting from a family friend. In her last week with us, the client secured employment with the county office as a intake worker. Congrats to her!

Thanks to the support of all our congregations and the hard work of the family, they have started a healthy path to independence and long term stability. Thumbs up to our awesome network of churches and volunteers.

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