Often something as simple as identification can stand in the way of job training, education, employment, and housing. CCO case managers work hard to get essential identification so that goals can be met. As a result, families and single adults are brought one step closer to stability and “finding home.”
In 2016, 331 Birth Certificates and State ID’s were obtained by those sheltered at CCO. Many people entering CCO have no identification or income. Staff work with shelter guests to secure ID so that they can access housing lists, job training, schooling, medical assistance, and more. Without identification, it is impossible to move forward to secure housing.
Thank you for celebrating this important 2016 success with us. In 2017, we hope you continue to be a part of the fabulous things happening in the lives of those who experience homelessness. Please consider donating today!
Take a moment to celebrate the successes of 2016 with us! We were overjoyed to see 269 shelter residents move from homelessness to housing, 48 people became employed while living at CCO, and over 200,000 plates of nutritious food were served to families and single adults experiencing homelessness. Over 300 people were helped with accessing birth certificates and essential identification, the CCO Free Store saw 2,920 visits for necessary clothing and household items, and over 22,500 bags of groceries went home with our food pantry patrons.
Thank you for joining us in celebrating a few of CCO’s wonderful successes from 2016. In 2017, we hope you continue to be a part of the fabulous things happening at in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Please consider making a generous donation today!
Last year, we assisted 284 men, women and children get their birth certificates…
This is an essential part of anyone’s journey from homelessness to housed; and we’re happy to say, simply having this document ensured that many of our participants eventually moved into permanent housing.
This year we’ve helped 212 people get their birth certificates! Having this document is essential, because it creates new opportunities; it helps people get their IDs, employment, benefits, health insurance and housing.
Some of our numbers for this month (April):
– we helped 7 people get their birth certificates and 6 State IDs.
– we’ve given 13 “7 day” transit cards to people who just got employed and need help getting to work.
– we’ve financially helped 6 people with rent or security deposit so they can actually move into their new apartment.
Each step is vital in transitioning from homelessness to being successfully housed.