Family homelessness is at an all time high. Currently, there are over 4500 families being housed in congregate shelters, scattered sites, and roadside motels. And while we are proud to live in a state that provides shelter and support, it is up to us as a community to recognize the root causes of homelessness, and remove barriers to security, safety and stability.
Homes for Families works to strengthen and amplify the voices of consumers and service providers – those families that have experienced and are experiencing homelessness and those that work most closely with them – in the efforts to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. One of the ways we ensure the inclusion of families in poverty throughout the policy process is through one of our favorite days of the year: Visioning Day.
A lot of work goes into planning the day, but only because even more ideas, insights and experiences come out of it, eventually culminating in a report that provides recommendations to the legislature and Administration.
In accordance with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Homes for Families would like to present to you our 2014 Visioning Day Report.
In the coming days, we will be sharing more information about the recommendations that will demonstrate our logic and reasoning behind them. We will be providing context and facts around the WHY we made these recommendations for a stronger system, but we need your input if we want to get to the HOW to create a better system.
THANK YOU for all you have done to move our work forward, but our work is not done yet! Please like us on Facebook, and stand with us and the rest of the nation against homelessness by changing your facebook profile and cover photos in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Stay tuned and please know how
important crucial your feedback is in our efforts to end family homelessness!