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Partners in Housing, Incorporated

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

Grant Profile:
General Operating Support
Grant Funding Area:
Homeless And Disadvantaged
Grant Impact Area:
Transitional Housing with Supportive Services
Grant Year:
2009
Grant Amount:
$70,000.00

Grant purpose:  To provide transitional housing and other supportive services for homeless families and individuals.           

How this organization is helping make lives better:  Partners in Housing provides 70 units of transitional housing to homeless families and individuals for a period of up to two years.  The organization uses five program elements to help families achieve self sufficiency, which include transitional housing, case management, life skills training, budget counseling, and professional therapy.   About two thirds of Partners In Housing’s clients are single mothers.  Of the 125 families living in transitional housing, 65 to 70 percent will ultimately successfully achieve self sufficiency. 

Story of a life made better:  Emily and her two daughters never expected that they might spend Christmas on the streets.  As a single mother, Emily had reliable employment for several years, and she worked hard to provide a stable, nurturing environment for her children.  However, when the recession hit, Emily was laid off.  With no jobs available that would support her family and no extended family to fall back on, Emily and her children were evicted from their apartment and ended up homeless.  Fortunately, they found Partners in Housing (PIH).

Now, through PIH, Emily and her children have a safe, stable home for the next two years.  Emily is working part time and going back to school to earn a professional certificate.  Her daughters are back at their old school with their friends.  Through PIH budget counseling sessions, Emily is learning to stretch her income to meet her family’s needs.  Through PIH’s life skills classes, she’s also re-written her resume and is learning valuable interviewing skills that will help her land a new, full-time job when she finishes school.  With a lot of hard work by Emily and her daughters, and a little help from PIH, Emily’s future is looking bright. 



For more information, please contact:
Partners in Housing, Incorporated
455 Gold Pass Heights
Colorado Springs, CO   80906
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Online: www.partnersinhousing.org
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