Summer Scoop – July 2020

Summer Scoop – July 2020

It has been six weeks since we reopened our doors to families experiencing homelessness and we are happy to report that our family of seven is doing really well.  Both Mom and Dad are working fulltime and the kids are thriving in daycare and at The Boys & Girls’ Club in Bluffton.  They have also begun exploring housing opportunities nearby and we will be sure to share any updates on their progress.  

Additionally, a Mom and her young son have just joined us and are beginning to acclimate to living in the extended-stay hotel, going to daycare, and seeking employment.  It is always a transition living in a strange place and being with new people, but we have no doubt that they will both do well.  

We are also continuing to provide rental assistance to those whose livelihood has been adversely effected by COVID-19.  Some have lost their jobs, while others have had their hours temporarily reduced therefore effecting their ability to pay their rent.  Our goal is to assure these families remain housed and do not end up in our Shelter Program.

It is gratifying to be able to support families who are experiencing a traumatic time in their lives and we could not do it without friends like you!  

If you like to help one of these families, we are still in need of gift cards in small denominations from Walmart and Food Lion.   

You can drop them off between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm., Monday ~ Friday.

Take care of yourselves and those around you!

Thanks from your friends at Family Promise Beaufort County.