You can help stop this trend.
If we don't act now we will be sheltering over 2,200 families in 2020. The key is prevention. It costs our community four times more to shelter a family than it does to prevent their homelessness.
Join the Change for Change Campaign by clicking on the Network for Good link to the right. Just 30 cents a day/$10 a month will help turn the tide.
To learn more about homeless families go to: http://www.familyhomelessness.org/media/147.pdf
What else can you do besides donate on a regular basis?
Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that we are drowning in sea of homeless children. Forward them the Network for Good link and ask them to help. Just 30 cents a day/$10 a month will help turn the tide.
Come to a HATAS at Home one hour information session and learn more. The third Thursday of every month at 8 a.m. at 138 Central Avenue Albany 12206. Breakfast provided. E-mail email@example.com to sign up.
Host a HATAS on the Road at your workplace, house of worship, service club meeting. Just like HATAS at Home except we come to you. Contact Liz Hitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.463.2124 x 229 to schedule.
Click to review a PDF detailing information about our Change For Change Campaign.
Homeless Children Awareness
A free event beginning at 7:30 pm on Thursday June 2nd at WAMC’s The Linda (339 Central Avenue Albany 12206) will share what life is like for homeless children who live in motels while they wait for a home of their own. The powerful documentary “Motel Kids of Orange County” by Alexandria Pelosi will be followed by “Motel Kids of the Capital Region” a short by Ryan Rose, a Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA.
In 2000, 206 homeless families required emergency homeless shelter in Albany County. In 2010 that number rose to 762 homeless families. If this trend continues we will be sheltering over 2,200 homeless families in 2020. What economic and social impact will that many homeless children have on our region?
We can stop this tidal wave by working together to prevent children from becoming homeless however we can’t do it without you. Come to The Linda on June 2nd at 7:30 pm and hear what the kids themselves have to say about their experiences.
Event is free with reservations required. E-mail your reservation to Liz Hitt at email@example.com or call us at 518.463.2124. x 229.
View the trailer to the HBO Documentary “Motel Kids of Orange County.”