We are still enjoying the warm glow of the encouragement we received at Monday night’s Living in the City. It was truly inspiring to gather with so many founders, supporters, volunteers and staff who believe in the work of THC and have sustained us for a quarter century in our efforts to end family homelessness in DC.
With more than 220 people in attendance, we set a new proceeds record, helped by the silent
auction and the ‘virtual adoption’ of apartments, where donations were made to allow us to furnish and supply bedrooms; living/dining rooms; and kitchens/baths for 12 families moving from shelter to their own home this summer.
We see a lot positive changes happening now and on the horizon. Remarkable changes that families in THC’s programs make in their lives when the basic need of housing is met, supported by changes in the community’s commitment to meeting basic housing needs. Now, more tangibly than ever, community members, nonprofits and the local government are working to create a city where all residents have a home.
Our community has committed to end family homelessness in the next 5 years – making it rare, brief and nonrecurring.
Your support on Monday and throughout the year as volunteers, donors, supporters and staff is making this change happen. Thank you for your generosity and your continued commitment to ensuring that any family which finds itself without a home is immediately sheltered, quickly moved to stable housing, and supported to reach sustainable self-sufficiency.
Warm Wishes to all,
Interim Executive Director, Transitional Housing Corporation