Every year, more than two dozen women and their families complete the program at Laura's Home. As they leave, eager to create a healthy, stable life for their children, they're often faced with an overwhelming obstacle: affordable housing. In Ohio, a single mother working a minimum wage job -- the work most of our guests are eligible for -- must work 100 hours each week to afford a basic two-bedroom apartment. This leavers her with just 68 hours to commute, care for her children, sleep, and care for herself.
The challenges are nearly insurmountable.
The City Mission wants to address this critical needs, so we've created the New Horizons Housing Collaborative. Through this program, we work with external organizations to find housing solutions for the women and families served by Laura's Home.