Don't see the stereotype-see the person. Change the face of homelessness.
Homelessness touches the intact family where a parent lost their job and can no longer afford housing. It may be the face of a child who is just entering middle school, whose parents lost their home over the summer and now they stay in a shelter. It appears in the life of a recent college graduate who cannot find a job leading to self-sufficiency. Another victim of homelessness could be a mother with a stable job, but she had to flee her housing because of domestic violence. Affected too is the Veteran, who served our country for many years but returned home to find that is was difficult to re-enter society.
Decade to Doorways is Chester County’s ten year plan to prevent and end homelessness. It’s a collaboration of consumers, government entities, service providers, educators, healthcare practitioners, faith communities, funders, businesses, and people from the general public aiming to effectively end homelessness by 2022.