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A Growing Need and more - April Update from Family Promise



Family Promise of Aiken County is participating in a nationwide Giving Day today. Giving Day is a 24-hour online campaign to raise awareness and funds to support families across America experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.


This year, low-income families need our help more than ever. Together, we can prevent children from experiencing the trauma of homelessness.


1 in 3 individuals experiencing homelessness in 2023 did so as a family, a 16% increase from the prior year. In Aiken, there was a 20% increase in the number of homeless students during the last school year.


More families than ever are turning to Family Promise, and you can help.


In our first 2 full years in operation, we made a difference by helping 82 families and 179 children in Aiken County. We can do so much more if we come together as a community to support families in need.


Family Promise of Aiken County successfully stabilizes families, helping to keep them in their homes or identify new housing. We are also working to add a missing component, a long-term shelter for homeless families that cannot be successfully diverted.


For every family we help, our goal is simple: long-term financial independence and housing stability.


We walk beside each family to tackle their housing, financial management, employment, and other needs to make this goal a reality.


Your donation will make a difference in the life of a family at risk of homelessness.


Donate online today using the button below!



You can also mail donations to PO Box 622 Aiken, SC 29802. We are a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 83-4412353.


 

Family Promise Featured in Aiken Standard


Family Promise spoke at a recent Rotary Club of Aiken meeting, sharing the increasing challenges of housing insecurity facing families in Aiken.


"In 2023, 6 in 10 families were already homeless when we began helping them. In 2022, it was 2 in 10," shared Kendall Buchanan, Board Chair.


Following the meeting, The Aiken Standard printed an article highlighting the many ways Family Promise of Aiken County is working to bring a holistic solution to empower families into lasting independence.



 

We completed our latest Keys to Good Tenancy course in March, with 11 class participants and 3 children. This course, which anchors our educational programming that is focused on preventing homelessness and housing insecurity, was created in partnership with the National Association of Realtors. Participants learn the tools to budget for, find, maintain, and keep an apartment or home.


We are pleased to welcome any individual in Aiken County to participate. In the past, we have had teenage children participate with their parents, representatives of organizations that serve the homeless, and even some repeat attendees!


Since this program's launch in Fall 2021, we have provided over 45 hours of free training to prevent homelessness in our community.


Our next course will be held in June, beginning Monday, June 3rd. Please consider joining us and share this opportunity with others. Find out more here.


Special thanks to the City of Aiken and the Aiken Association of Realtors for their support of this training.

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