Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2009

Members at the 2008 Holiday Benefit Party

Letter from Hamilton Family Center

Dated December 23, 2008

Dear OWA family,

On behave of the families we serve, Hamilton Family Center would like to thank you for you recent donation of $225 in gift cards for our holiday gift drive. The contribution will have an immediate impact on homeless families and youth in our community this holiday season.

At Hamilton Family Center, our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Through a Housing First approach, we provide a continuum of housing solutions and comprehensive services that Promise self-sufficiency for families and individuals and foster the potential of children and youth, all year round.

During the holiday season we provide parents with more than presents and parties: we offer families hope in the face of homelessness. This is especially important now. As our economy worsens everyday, we are seeing more people turn to us in need. Our shelters are filled to capacity and the wait for a bed exceeds 100 families. Additionally the number of requests for food assistance from families we placed into permanent housing this year has doubled in the last two months. It is a vitally important that we continue our work. Your donation helps us do just that!

Once again, thank you for partnership with Hamilton Family Center in our campaign to end poverty and family homelessness. Your support makes a true difference and helps families in need as they work to regain economic self-sufficiency, permanent housing and brighter future.

Beth Stokes, MSW
Executive Director

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