"Ending Homelessness One Family at a Time" is the mission that propelled Haven House's success in doing just that in 2017, the valley's only warm and safe place for homeless children and adults alike to make their home and begin building a new life.
So, what does it take to make a significant impact on a family's life? Especially when they hit rock bottom, and aren't sure how to start from scratch. That's where Haven House comes in by providing:
• Basic life skills education on budgeting, parenting, and nutrition;
• Promoting self awareness, accountability, and capabilities;
• Custom blueprint addressing individual family's barriers to self-sustainability;
• Thoughtful donations and time given by volunteers from the Western Slope.
Essentially, Haven House guides families facing remarkable adversities to realize their forgotten potential. This place is more than just a temporary shelter. Their staff find the root problems that lead each family to this organization. Ultimately, none of this would be possible without strong financial backing. Colorado and national government agencies account for only 7 percent of Haven House's annual funding.
But where does the other 93 percent come from? Donations are given by caring people, businesses, churches, and foundations. The majority of the benevolent gifts came from neighbors and dedicated business owners in Colorado's rural country.
Haven House was founded in 2010 when a small group of Montrose, Delta and Ouray county citizens discovered a serious problem affecting their community and chose to provide a solution. To join their crusade to end homelessness one family at a time, don't be shy! Call 970-323-5280, send a donation to PO Box 3122, Montrose, CO 81402, or visit the Haven House at 4806 N. River Road, Olathe, or on Facebook at havenhousehomeless.
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