Community Involvement. Eternal Impact.
As mothers graduate from Laura’s Home, eager to create a healthy, stable life for their children, they’re often faced with an overwhelming obstacle: affordable housing.
Single mothers who have completed the Laura’s Home program have an opportunity to secure affordable housing through a homeownership program. Through New Horizons, The City Mission equips single mothers with the necessary skills to seek vocational and educational growth, secure and maintain employment, develop healthy financial practices, and obtain and care for their own homes. Upon program completion, each mother receives the title to her home, free and clear, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
The challenges are nearly insurmountable.
For the health of our city and families, we realized that it is imperative that this desperate need be addressed, so we created the New Horizons Program. Through this program, we work with external organizations to find housing solutions for the women and families served by Laura’s Home.
Watch Chanelle's New Horizons journey from start to finish in this special documentary series!
How It Works
Laura’s Home mom with children selected to begin path to homeownership
A home is acquired by New Horizons from a community partner
Renovations are provided in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
Mother prepares for homeownership with specialized casework and financial planning classes
Family moves into home at completion of renovations and homeownership training
New Horizons transfers home deed to mother after 24 months of proven management of full-time employment and home care
The cycle of poverty is broken; a woman who was once homeless is now a homeowner
To learn more about starting your own New Horizons Home project, contact us today:
Testimonies from New Horizons Homeowners
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Reaching Hearts | Changing LIVES
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