There has been a 50% increase in the number of homeless families from 2009 to 2010 in Durham, North Carolina. Each day there are new requests at our doors from families looking for help. To address this issue, Genesis Home reopened the older, original building to accommodate 4 additional families in the summer of 2010.
The rooms are smaller than our family suites in the "addition", but they are cozy. Newly painted and decorated by volunteers, we can take single parents with a single child. Within 10 days, interviews were completed and the rooms full. We now have a "full house" with 16 families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing in a safe, supportive setting.
The happiest days at Genesis Home are when families successfully graduate to permanent housing and employment and the days when we welcome a new family to the safe atmosphere of our shelter.
Your support of our program helps us do just that! For over 21 years we have watched over 400 families transition to independence with a 75% success rate of retaining permanent housing. Please help us continue to address a growing and unprecedented need.
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