Six mothers and one single woman worked to ensure their long-term self-sufficiency in Sacred Heart House of Denver’s Transitional Housing Program. These women were involved in education programs at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College, Community College of Denver and Everest College
After residents secure housing, the Follow-Up Program helps them move forward to reintegrate into the community. To assist in re-establishing households, Sacred Heart House of Denver provides furniture and household goods with items donated by members of the community. Of 181 adults in this program who completed evaluations in December 2014, 81% remain in stable housing and 22% have increased their level of education since they left the shelter. Another 17% are currently in educational programs.
During our recently completed fiscal year, 146 homeless individuals, 43 mothers with 71 children, and 32 single women, had the opportunity to rebuild their lives with services offered through the In-House Stabilization Program. Of those who stayed at Sacred Heart House of Denver, 53% of the families and 44% of the single women moved into stable housing.