Preventing Homelessness

In 2012 a family contacted the HIT Foundation for assistance that had been in and out of homelessness, occasionally living out of motels until they couldn’t afford it any longer and had to enter the homeless shelter. Even though living in this situation, the family had managed to keep their oldest 2 children in college.

The family entered our “New Beginnings” program funded through an Ohio Development Services Agency Homeless Assistance Grant (supplemental grant funds provided by the Ohio Department of Mental Health). Since entering this program both parents have found full-time stable employment. Through services provided by the program they have learned how to manage their finances better and establish some savings.

The family endured some tough months that included layoffs and medical obstacles but were still able to maintain their housing because they were financially prepared.

“We are very appreciative of the help we received and can’t imagine where we would be if we hadn’t entered the program.”