Homeless No More officials and supporters gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the organization's newly refurbished Family Shelter. Now that the project has been completed, Homeless No More can officially welcome families back into the facility.
The renovations, which took more than six months, will improve the living conditions, safety, security and accessibility for up to 17 families who need emergency housing for up to 30 days. The shelter keeps families together, including fathers and boys over the age of 12.
Homeless No More as a whole did not close during the renovations. Services were still provided on campus and families were housed at motels.
“The improvements will allow Family Shelter to better help families who have suffered a setback quickly access the support services they need,” said Homeless No More President and CEO, Lila Anna Sauls.
The organization’s ability to meet the needs of Midlands homeless families and implement a complete continuum of care depends on expanding both its campus and capacity. Putting Families First, the campaign for Homeless No More, raised more than $5.8 million through gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, and churches along with public partnerships. The funds go toward supporting several projects including the renovation of the Family Shelter dorms.
“We couldn’t do this without incredible support from our community,” said Sauls.
Family Shelter provided emergency shelter and services to 130 children and 64 families in 2020.
Additional information can be found at homelessnomoresc.org.