Cape and Islands United Way awards $25,000 for Family Housing Stabilization Program

The Homeless Prevention Council (formerly known as The Interfaith Council for the Homeless of the Lower and Outer Cape) has gratefully received a $25,000 community investment grant award from the Cape and Islands United Way for a “Family Housing Stabilization Program.”  The award will strengthen and expand efforts to collaborate within the homeless prevention network to meet the growing need of families facing homelessness with early identification of families in crisis, to best use vastly limited resources and provide the direct assistance for homeless prevention and family housing stabilization. 

Since 1991, the Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) has responded to an ever-increasing case load which grows on the average of 10% a year.  In 2009, HPC served 856 children from 507 families and in 2010, 968 children from 579 families.  This grant will enable HPC to meet this urgent and growing need by broadening the collaboration model for more effective and efficient direct assistance, as well as, offer their confidential case management to assist client families with budget analysis, modification and follow up consultations to establish family housing stabilization and future self-sufficiency. 

The Homeless Prevention Council is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Founded in 1991, its mission is to combat and prevent homelessness for the people of the Lower/Outer Cape through professional case management.  Visit or call 508-255-9667 for more information.

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