Fighting Family Homelessness in Forsyth County

The Salvation Army announces the inaugural Hands and Hearts of Women Luncheon to benefit the residents of Forsyth County's ONLY family emergency homeless residence at the Center of Hope. Tuesday, May 15th, hundreds of area women who are committed to fighting family homelessness will gather at St. Paul's Episcopal Church to support The Salvation Army Center of Hope Family Residence. The goal of the event is to raise funding for the immediate needs of providing safe shelter, nourishing meals, and loving staff to care for and support the children and families living at the Center of Hope.

The single fastest growing segment of homelessness in the United States is children. In Forsyth County, while overall homelessness is decreasing, family homelessness, both as a percentage of total homelessness and in actual numbers, continues to rise. Over half of the residents of the Center of Hope are children.

The average stay for a family at the Center of Hope is 54 days. During that time the single mothers, single fathers, and parents with children find a refuge where they can, in the words of Shelter Manager Jemmise Bowen, "breathe and take the time to rebuild." Residents are paired with a case manager who assists them in finding the services they need to return to permanent housing and stability.

Your support will ensure that this vital Forsyth County resource is protected and able to continue to serve our less fortunate families and children.

Your business, your church, your civic group, you can help now! Join us. Fight for Families! Fight for Children! Fight Family Homelessness!

For information on underwriting, donation, and volunteer opportunities, and to arrange a tour of the Center of Hope, go HERE Thank you!

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