Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2014, Friendship Place’s programs collectively ended or prevented homelessness for 1,038 people through creative, customized housing solutions, and empowered 233 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services.
Street outreach to 81 individuals, including 29 new to Friendship Place, providing everything from life-saving necessities, such as hand-warmers and bottled water, to on-the-street case management and peer support.
Meals, coffee, basic needs, showers and laundry, phone and internet, and case management. 637 visitors, an average of more than 40 visitors a day. 494 primary care consultations and 313 psychiatric consultations.
46 adults and 3 children. All residents who participated in our AimHire employment program graduated to stable permanent housing.
Privately funded rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention. Secured private-market housing for 81 households (135 individuals, including 44 children) with average monthly income of $1,391. Prevented homelessness for 12 households (21individuals, including 9 children) with average income of $1,655.
Housing with ongoing services for highly vulnerable, formerly homeless men and women. 217 people housed, with a housing stability rate of 99%.
Placed 117 men and women into jobs with 116 stably housed as well, with a three-month job retention rate of 86%. Five were placed in salaried positions (average of $51,069); the rest in hourly positions (average of $13.44 per hour). Also facilitated 17 increased-income placements. 28% of participants were heads of household (with spouse and/or children) and 36% were ex-offenders.
Rapid rehousing for 293 households (368 individuals); 88% of graduates exited successfully to permanent housing. Homelessness prevention for 115 households (261 people); 97% of graduates exited to stable housing. 89% of all households had incomes below 30% of the Area Median Income. In exit surveys, 95% of participants said they would recommend Veterans First to other veterans in need.