The number of unhoused seniors in the United States is on the rise. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, an estimated 554,000 seniors were homeless on a single night in 2020. This number is expected to grow in the coming years as the population ages.
For many unhoused seniors, finding a safe and affordable place to live is a challenge. They may have limited income, poor health, or disabilities that make it difficult to find and keep a job. They may also be estranged from family and friends.
House of Hope 316 in Prescott Valley is a non-profit organization that provides a safe and supportive home for homeless seniors. The organization was founded in 2019 by a group of local residents who were concerned about the growing problem of homelessness among seniors.
House of Hope 316 currently operates three homes in Prescott Valley that can accommodate up to 19 residents. The homes are designed to be warm and welcoming, and they provide residents with a variety of services, including:
- A safe and secure place to live
- Three meals a day
- Laundry facilities
- Transportation assistance
- Case management services
- Social and recreational activities
In addition to providing basic necessities, House of Hope 316 also works to help residents build a sense of community. The organization offers a variety of activities and events, such as potluck dinners, game nights, and outings to local attractions. These activities help residents connect with each other and build lasting friendships.
House of Hope 316 is funded in part by the generous grants provided by United Way of Yavapai County, which has helped the organization to expand its services and accommodate more residents.
UWYC is committed to helping individuals and families in need. By providing grant funding to House of Hope, United Way is helping to ensure that unhoused seniors in the Quad Cities have a safe and supportive place to call home.
How You Can Help
There are many ways that you can help House of Hope. You can donate money, volunteer your time, or spread the word about the organization. If you are interested in getting involved, please visit the House of Hope website or contact the organization directly.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of homeless seniors in Yavapai County.
Here are some additional ways you can help:
- Donate food and clothing
- Provide transportation assistance
- Offer companionship and support
- Advocate for policies that help unhoused seniors
Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support!