The Issue: Increased Number of Families Seeking Shelter
During the past year, Community Shelter Board has observed an increased need for its services among Franklin County families. The total number of families seeking shelter rose by 20%, and 62% were staying in temporary housing for the first time.
Though CSB will not turn away families seeking shelter, this increased need for emergency shelter has resulted in an exhaustion of the regular facility's capacity, forcing it to use alternate overflow accommodations. The cost of transportation, security, and building maintenance associated with this additional need has also increased expenses, therefore the organization requires additional funding in order to continue to accept all requests for shelter.
The Campaign: Provide Family with Temporary Shelter
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Community Shelter Board can provide a family experiencing homelessness with temporary housing at its overflow shelter for five nights. Each additional $10 donation will go toward temporary housing for another family in need.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Community Shelter Board
Community Shelter Board (CSB) combats homelessness in Franklin County by working to identify and help solve the root problems that serve as barriers to securing stable housing. More than 8,000 adults and children facing homelessness each year seek assistance from the organization's emergency shelters, housing services, and supportive housing, and the organization doesn't turn away those requesting boarding. In addition to providing emergency shelter for adults and children in need, the organization provides free access to advocates, case managers, utilities, and supplies.