Ways to Support CASACASA Housing For Families
Adults and children in families make up over a third of the homeless population across the country according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Being homeless can have a tremendous impact on a child. Children who experience homelessness have higher levels of behavioral and emotional concerns, are at increased risk of serious health problems, and often fall behind their peers in school.
Ending Family Homelessness With Safe and Affordable Homes
CASA housing is affordable and permanent. For families, the ability to renew a lease year after year provides a sense of stability for adults and children alike. Once they are settled into their apartment, children in CASA families can make lasting friends, participate in afterschool activities, and ride the school bus with their peers. Just having a safe place to come home to after school can dramatically change the trajectory of a child’s life.
An affordable apartment changes things for parents, too. Homeless shelters are often unable to keep families together, so having a home can mean being reunited with a child who has been living apart from his or her parents.Parents who don’t have to worry about where they will sleep at night can spend more time and energy helping with homework and cooking healthy meals with their kids. Parents who can afford a safe place to raise a family can afford field trips, school supplies, and saving for a their child’s future.
CASA manages both Workforce and Supportive Housing units for families with children and we hope to add more options for families in the future. To learn more about how you can help us invest in future family housing, contact us.