The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Integrating programs and services with safe, affordable housing to help low income and homeless individuals and families achieve independence and stability.
Homelessness is not just a national issue. Right here in Genesee County there are more than 200 individuals living in emergency shelters every night; countless others are sleeping on a friend’s couch, living on the streets, sleeping in their cars, or staying in abandoned buildings.
Housing is the most basic of needs that plays a role in a family’s well-being. Working under the principle that housing is a right, not a reward, Shelter of Flint's comprehensive approach to combating homelessness is intended to move our clients along a continuum of care that connects families to community resources and works on solving the root cause of their homelessness.
We serve more than 1,000 adults and children each day through our programs:
permanent supportive housing
Our emergency shelter fills to maximum capacity virtually every night. 60% of the people who come into our emergency shelter are children under the age of 10. Roughly 40% of people who come to us for emergency shelter are homeless for the first time.