The Need Within Our Community

Loisann’s Hope House program and model combines effective practices that incorporate safe, affordable housing, employment, transportation and childcare. These are all necessary components for a family to sustain financial self-reliance in their own homes. Families enter into the program and a comprehensive assessment is conducted immediately to understand what is needed in addition to shelter. At this time a person may require education, job training, transportation, mental health services, parenting support and childcare.

Loisann's Hope House's 95% percent success rate is attributed to the strong foundation clients receive, as well as to the organization's well-respected intensive case management program. From the onset, we encourage them to make positive life changes that will support a higher quality of life. The program is designed to help clients set and meet attainable goals. We focus on life-skills and opportunities that will assist them in gaining financial stability, employment, job readiness, vocational, educational, independent living or social - that will assist them in gaining permanent housing and breaking the cycle of homelessness for their family.

The need for family emergency shelter within our community remains high.

2-bright-purple-lg-1  In the Fredericksburg region 1,906 household's experienced literal homelessness, either staying in an emergency shelter or identified as unsheltered through street outreach.
2-bright-purple-lg-1 Overall, 678 households were turned away from shelter in FY15 due to lack of space.
2-bright-purple-lg-1 The annual Point in Time (PIT) Count details the demographics for the local homeless population. On January 28, 2015, 217 were defined as homeless persons, an increase over the 201 persons identified in the 2014 PIT Count.
2-bright-purple-lg-1 In 2015 the Department of Education accounted for 877 children being homeless in the Fredericksburg region.

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