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Every year the team at Human Solutions partners with as many as 15,000 of our neighbors as they seek the long-term housing we all deserve (but too many of us lack). After doing this work for 33 years, we know that prioritizing housing first is a proven strategy that lays the foundation for folks to navigate their personal path to real financial stability.
Inspiring People & Programs
Kids Learn to Grow & Eat Healthy Foods – Virtually
Our after-school initiative, LearnLinks, adapted quickly to the pandemic by building a virtual program focused on healthy food systems. Team members like Tenisha and Jessica delivered food boxes to student families and taught from their own backyard urban farms and gardens. As Tenisha says, “The kids loved watching the food grow – even from afar. It took some creativity to engage them during COVID, so we just kept trying until we found what worked. They are so eager to learn when you make it fun.”
Career Coaching – Success Even During the Pandemic
Jay connected with Ashley, a Human Solutions career coach, to pursue his dream to become a nurse when he struggled to afford rent and tuition. “Human Solutions gave me career coaching advice, financial assistance, and I think probably the most important thing was Ashley would check in with me every few months to see how I was doing. Human Solutions changes people’s lives – and I’m one of them.”
Change-Makers in Rockwood
Laurie, Sheila and Rhonda live in one of Human Solutions’ 17 affordable-housing communities. They are incredible advocates for their neighbors and do important work seeking solutions to systemic housing inequities. All are leaders in our community organizing program. We 100% agree with Laurie about what our elected leaders should do: “Listen to us. We have important perspectives to share.”