Who We Are:
We are Changemakers – a student collective advocating for positive change in our communities and beyond – we believe humanity starts with a helping hand. Therefore, we are linking our efforts with the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) toward helping people without housing. Homelessness does not discriminate – every race, age, gender, religion, and region of this country experiences homelessness. Consider joining us in creating a more caring future for our society.
Fostering healing and empathy in our communities helps to create a better world. Please contribute today for a better tomorrow.
A Helping Hand (or Change from your morning Coffee):
Change does not happen overnight but finding oneself in crisis can. You, your loved ones, family, or friends could be one paycheck away from a comparable situation. We know all too well, as the current pandemic reminds us, we are in this together. Safety, nourishment, and shelter are basic human needs. The change in your pocket from a cup of coffee, can be the change your community needs right now.
· Pre-Covid, approximately 17 people per 10,000 experience homelessness in a single day. ("State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition - National Alliance to End Homelessness", 2020)
· Compared to the previous year, homelessness increased by nearly 3 percent in the 2019 Point-In-Time Count conducted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This marked the third straight year of national-level increase. ("HUD Releases 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report", 2020).
· The COVID-19 crisis has the potential to diminish the modest improvement in attempting to reduce homelessness from preceding years. (NAEH, 2020).
· Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness consume 50-60% of available resources in many communities and can incur tens of thousands of dollars in emergency costs (Pendleton, 2017).
· Affordable housing, which NAEH advocates for, can provide safe spaces and reduce recidivism (Roman, 2013).
This means the money you donate can result in a tangible lasting impact by being channeled toward housing, education, and capacity building through policymaking.
How Your Donated Funds Will be Spent:
NAEH collaborates with public, private, and non-profit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs, and policies that aid homeless individuals and families to make a positive change in their lives. The Alliance provides data and research to policymakers and elected officials to create policy debates and educate the public. NAEH utilizes new and useful procedures and projects for working toward progress to reduce homelessness in the U.S.
NAEH provides an online Center for Learning which offers training, courses, and programs to help those who work with individuals experiencing homelessness. NAEH also provides The Center for Capacity Building, supplying “remote and on-site technical assistance and training to help communities implement effective strategies to end homelessness” (Roman, 2013)
NAEH is rated A+ by Charity Watch and is considered a top-rated charity. 91% of their money is spent on the services they provide.
Every Dollar Counts!
Giving to the NAEH means you are directly helping to build on the progress the Alliance has made to reduce homelessness and will also assist in creating hope for the future. NAEH is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws.
Together, with your help, we can make sure that unhoused veterans, families, children and others make it through these tough times. Please donate today!
“It’s not about one person doing a big thing. It’s about a lot of people doing small things that make a big difference.” -- Kevin Jonas