The Relatives’ Family Update
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In this past year, COVID-19 has brought many existing issues to light. Though “Tent City” has been around for many years, it’s no longer hidden on the outskirts, but in plain view for our community to see.
As you have probably heard, 214 people were moved from the North End encampments on the edge of Uptown, to hotels the County is providing with federal funding. While the vast majority of our neighbors at the hotels are adults, eight of them are unaccompanied youth, between the ages of 18 and 24. It has always been The Relatives’ mission to wrap our arms around this often forgotten population, and this time is no different. The Relatives is providing intensive case management to help these eight young adults obtain housing, income, and education.
The County is providing 90-day hotel stays for these residents and many non-profits are working together to ensure they are comfortable. The Relatives is committed to finding permanent housing solutions for these young adults. Once they are housed, we will continue to walk alongside them so they’re able to sustain housing.
We continue to work closely with the County and our partners in the community, including Salvation Army, Roof Above, Community Link, United Way and Social Serve as part of a consolidated effort help everyone in our community facing homelessness.
As a supporter, you are part of the solution. I want to keep you informed on how your generosity is providing real time assistance to young adults in need.
We are only able to do this work because of you.
Thank you for caring for the young adults in our community who need help to become independent, contributing members of our community.