Posted on 06.13.2019, Thursday

What a Game Changer!

How’s this for a Throwback Thursday? While attending The Power of Sharing Gala, May 24th, the Partnership, along with the other members of the Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness (DCEFH), received the 2019 Coastal Credit Union’s Game Changer Award of $80,000!

DCEFH is made up of 4 Durham non-profits: Urban Ministries of Durham, Families Moving Forward, Housing for New Hope, and the Partnership. DCEFH helps homeless and unstably housed families: secure and maintain housing; improve overall self-sufficiency in order to promote family stability and break the cycle of poverty; address the trauma homeless children and adults experience; and enhance school readiness for young children.

Last year DCEFH served 836 individuals in families. This award will provide more case managers needed to provide the quality of supportive services families in shelter/aftercare require, a space to co-locate two agencies’ staff and programming for improved aftercare and rapid re-housing outcomes, and staff training on trauma-informed care, racial equity, and building strong family-child relationships. This award will be a true Game Changer for the Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness and all the lives these partner agencies impact together!

For more information about the Coastal Credit Union Foundation and the other awards given please click here.

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