Women & Children’s
LifeChange Community

A Campaign to Build More Than a Home - A Path to LifeChange

 
 
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WE ALL KNOW HOMELESSNESS IS A GROWING PROBLEM

But did you know...

 

38 PERCENT

of the overall homeless population are women.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

experiencing homelessness represent one-third of all people experiencing homelessness.

 

IS THERE A SOLUTION?

Union Gospel Mission’s LifeChange Recovery Community

 
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In 2013 we launched our Women & Children’s LifeChange Community as a place for  long-term recovery that promotes personal transformation and accountability specifically for single women and women with children.  Here, homeless, addicted, abused and vulnerable women and their children can be set free from drugs and alcohol and other controlling behaviors.  

We have an 80% success rate and we know LifeChange provides a solution.  But, we had to open our current home in a leased building and that lease is up in December of 2021.  We want to build a permanent home that will serve up to 80 women and children at any one time.  This will double our capacity and cost $12,000,000.

SO WE NEED YOUR HELP.

 
 

How does homelessness feel to a child?

 
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LIFECHANGE IS MORE THAN A HOME!

 
 

LifeChange is Success!

 

Of women who complete at least one phase of care:

  • Are sober today

  • Are gainfully employed

  • Find housing

  • Find faith and a local church

 

LifeChange is a safe and healing space where:

 
  • Currently, up to 40 single women and/or women and their children receive transformative care.  Moms and their children remain and heal together.

  • These women and children are off the street and safe.

  • An average stay is 13 months.

  • Residents experience case management, education, counseling, mentorship and work therapy as part of our transformative care model.

  • Healthy relationships are built to establish long-term support for lifelong recovery.

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WE ARE READY TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND START BUILDING TODAY!

 
LifeChange is Impact

“We aim to help people, not enable them. We provide basic things, like food and clothes, when a person cannot provide for themselves. Then we put them on a path to live responsible lives. Ultimately, we see men, women and children be transformed and restored to healthy and abundant life.”

- Bill Russell, Executive Director

WE ARE LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN THAT WILL DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S LIFECHANGE COMMUNITY!

 
 

LIFECHANGE IS A SOLUTION

Where | When | Why

 

You can help fast track our project and protect our women and children from being homeless again. To achieve this, we need to raise $8M by June of 2020, and a total of $12M by April of 2021. Our current lease is expiring, so we must move quickly. 

Our Funding Plan 

  • $1.5M in lead gifts to purchase property and prepare to build

  • $3M in foundation grants

  • $3.5M in private gifts

Total $8,000,000.00

By helping us raise $8M by June of 2020, we will qualify for additional funding of $4M.
$8M becomes $12M.

Together, we will complete this sacred work.

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This property

will provide a permanent location for our Women & Children’s LifeChange community. You will help double the impact of a proven solution to homelessness among women and children in the region.

 
 

your impact over the next ten years

A Legacy Investment

 
 
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Over 2,000 women and children will be kept safe,
off the street and in a transformational community.

 
 
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Over 2,000 volunteers will build relationships,
mentor, and provide the  support needed for lifelong recovery.

 
 
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Our women and children will experience healing, break the cycles of
addiction, escape a history of abuse and be restored to health and sobriety.

 
 
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Our women and children will experience faith, connection to a local church
and be given the opportunity to live eternal and abundant lives.

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