Success Story

Eva and Family

My name is Eva and I would like to thank The Road Home on behalf of my family. If I had to sum up in one word how to describe The Road Home, it would be "hope," because this is what they gave my family. Before meeting Georgie, our case manager at The Road Home, and the rest of Rapid Rehousing staff, my family was forced to divide in half after a brutal eviction in 2010.

After the first meeting with The Road Home the fog started to lift. The kind words and support they gave us on a weekly basis made our journey easier. Soon we were a family again living in an apartment. The helpfulness did not end there. It is just the beginning of a life-long relationship with professionals whom I now consider my friends and family. Our case manager did more than find us a home; she helped our family as a whole: mind, body and soul.

Since moving into the apartment we have been living in for 2-years now, I am now going on my 2nd year as a teacher at KinderCare. In addition, I volunteer as a peer advocate for individuals recently diagnosed with cancer, helping them navigate scary and complicated systems. My husband and I rekindled our relationship through therapy. My two sons have entered 2nd and 6th grade successfully. My daughter has learned job ethics due to participating in a youth job workshop.

I still share family news with my former case manager. My family loves sharing all of their achievements with her and The Road Home staff. I get excited when the phone rings and it's Georgie. We know that we are not "just a client" to The Road Home, they treat you like family. Furthermore, this summer I met a family who had lost their home, and I immediately gave them The Road Home's phone number.

A thousand thank yous wouldn't be enough for all that you have given my family. Thank you for giving us hope for a better tomorrow.

Sincerely,
Eva & Family

Financial Donations for The Road Home Dane County

The Road Home Dane County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We welcome financial gifts to help us continue and develop our effective services for homeless families with children.

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Sponsor a Child

A pledge of $1,000 each year for 5 years is about the amount it costs for The Road Home to provide services to one person for a year, exclusive of any funds we receive from the government or the United Way.  A gift at this level, which is an average of $83 per month or $2.74 per day, would provide services to one child for each of the next five years.

Sponsor a Family

A pledge of $5,000 a year for 5 years will help one family, transition from shelter to a stable home in each of the next 5 years.

Sponsor a Home

A pledge of $10,000 a year for 5 years is about the cost of 1 year of housing for a family, so a gift at this level would provide affordable supported housing for a family who needs extra help on their way out of homelessness.

For additional information, please contact Peggy Halloran, Development Director, The Road Home at 294-7998, ext. 311.

Other Donation Methods

Donations may be made by check, electric funds transfer, transfer of appreciated stock or credit card Visa, Master Card or Discover. Please contact our business office for more information.

Planned Giving

Planned or deterred gifts help our organization plan for the future because they will be realized at some later date. You can help ensure that The Road Home Dane County maintains and expands services for families with children in need by including The Road Home in your will and other estate plans.

Your attorney can advise you regarding the options that may be available, and can make arrangements for a gift that is designed to best meet your personal situation. The Road Home can work with you, your family, and your professional advisors to carry out your vision.

If you plan to include or already included The Road Home in your estate plan, please let us know. We would be honored to recognize your support!

 

Make checks payable to: The Road Home
Mailing Address: 128 E. Olin Avenue, Suite 202 Madison, WI 53713
Phone Number: (608) 294-7998