Kids Home Initiative: Mary’s Story

01-19-2017 · Homelessness · Kids Home Initiative


Mary, a promising student was falling behind in school because her family was homeless. She is now back on track because your donation to the Impact Fund supported programs like Kids Home Initiative, (KHI) a partnership built by United Way that links housing assistance, public school system resources and case management services to provide support for not just the child but the whole family. KHI helped Mary’s family get into stable housing and helped Mary get the support she needed to catch up in school.

Since its inception three years ago, KHI has helped more than 150 families find stable housing and has kept over 500 kids in school and on track for graduation.

Kids Home Initiative is a comprehensive solution between the United Way, the Siemer Family Foundation, the school system, homeless service providers and other non-profit organizations to help children avoid or escape homelessness by assisting children and families who are at risk of becoming homeless regain secure and successful futures.