For a limited time, all individual donations through this GoFundMe page will be matched by the Stand Together Foundation. The match will cap at $100,000 - so help us reach our goal!
The world faces a grave crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s been made clear. For Homestretch and the homeless families we serve, the crisis hits hard. They are among the first to lose their jobs, the most exposed to crowds, and are vulnerable due to underlying chronic health conditions. Some already lost their jobs; others will soon. Many must stay home since there is no one to watch their kids because of school closures. Meanwhile, the homeless population is expected to increase in the coming months due to the economic fallout from this crisis, with potentially more families needing our housing and services than ever. Consider Kara, a single mom with four children, one of whom has an incurable health condition that places him at high risk of infection. Kara manages a pizza shop, but the shop reduced its hours and staff, leaving Kara without help. Meanwhile, with schools closed, she has no childcare– forcing her to stay home too. As a result, Kara lost her job last week. Even during this turmoil, Homestretch is diligently providing food, gift cards, and continuing services to all families in our care, including those like Kara. And keeping our clients, staff, and community safe is central to our mission. To continue doing so, we need your help.