Sponsor a Person,Teresa

Time is Running Out for Teresa

Teresa and her three children need your support. Teresa is fighting an aggressive cancer that left her too frail to work. Recently, her worst fear became reality when the family became homeless. Teresa came to SVDP desperate for help. Thanks to supporters like you, this family found respite in a temporary room at our new Bridge to Housing program. Teresa’s oldest daughter attends community college, while acting as the primary caregiver for her mom as well as her younger brother and sister. While SVDP case workers have identified and helped apply for medical, school and employment resources, what this family really needs is a long-term housing solution.

This is where YOU come in. Please help secure a new home for Teresa’s family, where they can have a chance to re-build their lives. Your contribution will go toward rental deposit and move-in costs, plus temporary rental assistance. Your generosity will make all the difference during this difficult time, bringing these children hope for a brighter future.

Help this special family stay together. Fundraising Goal: $10,000

Choose donation type “other” and note “Sponsor gift for Teresa.”

You Can Prevent Eviction with Crisis Assistance

Many people find themselves in crisis when financial difficulties make it impossible to pay for essential expenses like rent, utilities and food. Often the sudden loss of a job, a divorce, major rent increase, expensive car repair or serious illness can put an isolated individual, parent, child, veteran, senior or family at imminent risk for eviction. At SVDP, our goal is to keep people from becoming homeless. First, our volunteers visit those in crisis in their own home, at their convenience, to assess the situation. Next, we provide assistance like temporary rent, or groceries, to stop the crisis. Finally, we offer trainings in budgeting and money-saving life skills, and explore additional support resources to build each family’s ability to remain self-sufficient.

Your gift provides emergency rent payments to keep people in their homes.

Help five families! Goal: $10,000

Choose donation type “other” and note “Sponsor gift for Prevent Eviction”

You Can End Homelessness

Every day our Housing Help Desk works with people currently experiencing homelessness, including veterans, seniors, families with children, and single adults who may be fully employed, or living with a disability. These people are often in high-risk situations that quickly get worse without help. Our goal is to move people back into housing as quickly as possible. SVDP Help Desk counselors assess each person or family’s housing options, determine eligibility for housing assistance programs, and help search for rental units or shared housing opportunities.

Once suitable housing is found, your gift funds the rental deposits, first month’s rent and move-in costs to open the door to a new home!

Help four people/families! Goal: $24,000

Choose donation type “other” and note “End Homelessness”

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