Facing Forward to End Homelessness received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations. Facing Forward to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization that offers safe and stable housing, whole-family case management, and a suite of supportive services that aid in ending generational cycles of homelessness.
"We understand that housing is the first step out of homelessness, and from a foundation of stable housing, someone can improve all other areas of their lives. We strive to be client driven, looking at our clients' capabilities, not their problems," said Melissa Anson, Director of Development.
Beyond providing permanent housing, Facing Forward provides a two-generation case-management framework. This framework supports families with children by providing parenting support, academic support, and college and career mentoring. Similarly, people who are homeless and expecting a child or have young children also have access to a specialized program that allows them safe housing, parental assistance, and access to healthcare at a time that is especially crucial to child development.
"We are proud to support an organization like Facing Forward to End Homelessness that improves the quality of life for families for generations," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation.
The organization will use the SBB Research Group Foundation grant to support general operations at Facing Forward, including equipment and supplies for the provision of direct services, staff salaries and training, and administrative and overhead costs.