Hopeful Horizons' Furnish a Future and Housing Teams have completed another successful move and have added a new community partner - MorningStar Storage of Bluffton. MorningStar loaned a moving van and their
team helped load and unload -- and they've even donated a storage unit for the Furnish a Future program.
Here's a look at the family's new home. They spent time at Hopeful Horizons' emergency shelter before moving into permanent housing. We're so proud of this mom and her kids! They worked so hard to get to this point!
Furnish a Future is a unique program for Hopeful Horizons, led by a dedicated volunteer group. The program creates safe and joyful spaces for individuals and families who are starting a new life after fleeing domestic violence and staying at our emergency shelter.
In many cases, women and their children who are assisted through Hopeful Horizons’ housing program need to rebuild from the ground up. Our Housing Program works with shelter residents to secure permanent housing, pays a portion of the deposit and rent (for up to two years) and continues to provide supportive services. In 2022, Hopeful Horizons helped 63 women and their children obtain housing (apartments and rental homes).
Once a move-in date is set, Furnish a Future steps in and collects furniture, linens, décor and other items specific for each family. They can even assist with moving and setting up the client’s new home! Furnishing a survivor’s new home with love provides them with a positive start on their journey.
Interested in helping Furnish a Future?
Furnish a Future has been blessed by generous donors! When a client moves into a new home, they receive a kitchen, bathroom and welcome kit complete with new dishes, glassware, dishes, silverware, pots/pans, towels, bathmats, shower curtain, cleaning supplies and trash cans to name a few things. Currently items for the kits are appreciated, as well as new linens. There are two Amazon Gift Registries with the needed kit and linen items:
At checkout on Amazon, select Gift Registry Address as the shipping address.
Monetary donations to Hopeful Horizons-Furnish a Future are also appreciated! You can donate here!
For more information on this program and to read the history, check out this blog from June 2022.