Our short term emergency program and Uplift U® residential program provide a setting where homeless families can receive help, hope and support while they work to get back on their feet. It’s about the promise of a better life. And with your support, we are seeing amazing results! Current successful impact rates:
- 92% of families in our short-term emergency shelter exited successfully. A successful exit includes housing as well as placement into the Uplift U® Self-Sufficiency program
- 91% of Uplift U® families are still in stable housing 12 months after graduating
- 88% of families have maintained or increased their employment/income at the one year follow-up after exiting the program.
- 87% of the families in our long-term Uplift U® self-sufficiency program exited successfully. A successful exit includes all forms of stable housing, including family reunification as appropriate.
After living a hard childhood, Dennis continued to suffer as an adult, living in and out of shelters. After being laid off from his job, Dennis and his family found themselves living in their car. Seeking food and shelter, they came to Metropolitan Ministries.
Dennis and his wife travel a good distance every day to Biztech, one of Metropolitan Ministries’ partnering schools. They can attend classes at Biztech to help them with their career path while their son has a place to stay and attend school.
“To go straight from being in the scenario I was in, living in my car or even Metropolitan Ministries, and having a second chance in life means how much my life has changed,” Dennis said.
Dennis soon plans to start his new career and set money aside for his son in the future.