Many people wonder what is happening with the monies we voted to raise to help end homelessness. NANDC Board members were invited to visit Sanctuary of HOPE’s (SOH) soon-to-be opening Bridge Housing site in Area 2 that will serve our TAYs. What’s a TAY, you ask? TAY stands for Transitional Aged Youth ages 16-25, who are homeless, foster care, or at-risk. Bridge Housing gives these youths a safe place to live for up to 90 days while they finalize their permanent housing arrangements. Measure H provides almost half of the funding for the SOH Bridge Housing in our NANDC community.
Did you know that youth age out of the foster care system at 18 years old and overnight become adults who now have to learn to live on about $800-900 per month? SOH is a non-profit that helps youth and young adults build self-reliance by helping them overcome poverty, trauma, low educational achievement, unemployment, and lack of well-being. SOH Bridge Housing and other TAY services include life coaching, mentoring, independent living, college access and retention, emergency services, and financial assistance with the sole purpose of helping our youth and young adults to become self-sufficient. Learn more about Sanctuary of HOPE at www.thesoh.org.
View photos of the site below from NANDC's tour below.
Still wondering what you can do to help end homelessness? Contact NANDC and the Homelessness Liaisons will gladly follow-up with you.