Posts in 'Housing and Homeless Services'

5th Annual Your Way Home Summit

More than 200 attendees came together for Your Way Home's Montgomery County,(YWH), 5th Annual Summit on June 15, 2017 held at Montgomery County Community College. Your Way Home leadership reported on 2016 recent outcomes, which included serving nearly 3,000 during the year. Other outcomes included 86% of Montgomery County households at risk of homelessness were diverted from emergency shelters, and another 86% of people who exited Rapid Re-Housing to permanent housing have not returned to homelessness within two years.

Released at its 6th Annual Summit, this report details the impact Your Way Home Montgomery County has had on the experience of homelessness, both in the past year and cumulatively. The report provides a snapshot of the outcomes in each of six core strategies: Coordinated entry Emergency shelter...

6th Annual Your Way Home Summit

On June 8th, Your Way Home Montgomery County hosted it's 6th annual summit at Montgomery County Community College. The summit's theme was, "Advancing Equity" and served as a kick off to Your Way Home's new strategic framework that expands their work to include addressing the crisis of affordable housing, homelessness prevention and equity. HealthSpark President and CEO Russ Johnson was one of four individuals who received a Champion for Change award.

Jeff Olivet, senior advisor to the Center for Social Innovation shows data on the impact of homelessness on African American, Latino and white communities. Photo by Tamela Luce.
“If we can figure out how to solve homelessness for a young, black trans woman, we can solve it for everyone else.” Jeff Olivet, a nationally recognized expert in homelessness, behavioral and public health and senior advisor to the Center for Social Innovation delivered the above quote at the 6th...

Focus Areas

The Resiliency Initiative aims to strengthen the safety net system in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

The following services comprise the safety net:

Since launching in 2014, Your Way Home has seen much success in rapidly rehousing those in Montgomery County who are experiencing homelessness. Findings from the research will assist Your Way Home in building a new agenda to expand its work into prevention efforts.

5th Annual Your Way Home Summit

More than 200 attendees came together for Your Way Home's Montgomery County,(YWH), 5th Annual Summit on June 15, 2017 held at Montgomery County Community College. Your Way Home leadership reported on 2016 recent outcomes, which included serving nearly 3,000 during the year. Other outcomes included 86% of Montgomery County households at risk of homelessness were diverted from emergency shelters, and another 86% of people who exited Rapid Re-Housing to permanent housing have not returned to homelessness within two years.

 

 

This latest report from Your Way Home shows continued decreases in people experiencing homelessness across Montgomery County. Nearly 3,000 people were served through Your Way Home in 2016, which includes street outreach, emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, transitional housing and permanent...
Map of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
February 23, 2017 Colmar, PA – HealthSpark Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $165,000 to improve the health and wellbeing of Montgomery County residents. A grant of $75,000 over one year was made to the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) to support the development and...
Graphic image of a dandelion seed head with one seed flying off
This article appeared in the November 2016 e-newsletter by Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.