At The Road Home, we seek long-term solutions to homelessness by helping families find and maintain stable, affordable housing. We offer a range of programs, matching families who come to us through our emergency shelter program or through referrals from other agencies with the types and levels of case management and other service that best fits their needs and helps them be successful. Programs are divided into two main categories: Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing. Read below to learn more about these. Last year, we helped 183 families transition into permanent housing. Still on any given day, there are at least 200 families in Dane County without stable housing who are looking for it—meaning that our programs are always filled to capacity.
We follow the Housing First approach, an approach that, as the National Alliance to End Homelessness explains, “prioritizes providing people experiencing homelessness with permanent housing as quickly as possible—and then providing voluntary supportive services as needed.” This philosophy has proven to be effective and has been put into place across the country. We’ve seen it work right here in our community. Over 90% of our families who could reach one year in stable housing do so—a significant benchmark for families who have experienced homelessness.
To ensure that permanent housing solutions continue to remain available to families with children in our community, please donate today.