UPDATE (3/1/2023): DOUBLE your donation’s impact!
A generous donor has offered to match your donation – dollar for dollar – up to $100,000, to ensure Interfaith Social Services’ HomeSafe program is fully funded for 2023!
The word “home” evokes feelings of comfort, security, contentment and warmth. It is where you feel most in control and safe. Knowing you have a home to return to at the end of the day is essential for human survival. Imagine being on the cusp of not having that.
Unfortunately, due to major increases in energy, food and housing costs, many of our neighbors are in danger of losing their homes. They are having to make life-threatening decisions about paying rent or utility bills or paying for medications. They are facing evictions at an increasingly alarming rate.
Our HomeSafe Program
At Interfaith, we do everything we can to help individuals and families acquire the resources that they need to manage the challenges of their daily lives. Our HomeSafe program provides emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction and utility shut offs. Services like these need your support now more than ever. We have seen a 50% increase in the number of people needing our help since the start of the pandemic. We expect another 50% increase this year.
Support HomeSafe by donating today!Your Impact
A donation to our HomeSafe program can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those in need in our community. These are a few clients who have recently received assistance:
“Susan” had to reduce her work hours in order to get mental health care to cope with a divorce and the loss of her son. She needed help with her gas bill. Interfaith provided funds to keep her heat on.
“James,” a 35-year-old man with a disability from a traumatic head injury, was living in a shelter. Interfaith paid his full security deposit so he could transition out of the shelter into affordable subsidized housing.
“Elizabeth,” a senior battling cancer, had to reallocate rent money to pay for medications not covered by insurance and transportation to cancer treatment appointments and fell behind on rent payments. Interfaith helped pay her back rent.
How to Help
We need an additional $50,000 to sustain this program and keep up with the demand we are expecting in 2023. Please give generously so that we can continue serving all the families who turn to Interfaith Social Services in their time of need.
Need assistance? Learn more about how HomeSafe can help.
Thank you for your sustaining support!