$10 Donation to Furniture for Formerly Homeless

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In a Nutshell

Donations provide furniture packages for individuals transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to Pathways to Housing DC. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Lack of Basic Items in Permanent Housing

Through Pathways to Housing DC's Housing First model, individuals who are experiencing homelessness and other complex needs, such as addiction or psychiatric disabilities, can obtain immediate access to permanent housing. Although Pathways to Housing DC receives housing vouchers from federal and local governments, the vouchers do not typically cover the costs of security deposits, furniture, and other household items necessary to help ensure housing stability.

The Campaign: Providing Furniture for New Homes

If this Grassroots campaign raises $900, then Pathways to Housing DC can provide furniture to a person transitioning from homelessness into permanent, supportive housing. This furniture package includes a mattress and box spring, television, dining room table and chairs, dresser, coffee table, couch, and lamps. Each additional $900 raised will be used to purchase another furniture set.

Pathways to Housing DC

Working with the belief that housing is a basic human right, Pathways to Housing DC addresses chronic homelessness among people with psychiatric disabilities or addictions by providing immediate access to housing without preconditions. The organization serves as a comprehensive resource for its clients by providing supportive treatment services in addition to housing. Services such as wellness groups, therapy, nutrition consultations, and vocational planning help clients move toward recovery and achieve personal goals.

Since its founding in 2004, Pathways to Housing DC has housed more than 500 people in Washington, DC alone, and maintains an 85% housing retention rate, even among those who were not considered housing-ready by other programs.


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Pathways to Housing DC

Alicia had a tent under the Francis Scott Key Bridge. She bathed in the river and ate canned food from a nearby church. But maintaining even this basic stability was difficult because of her struggle with alcoholism, respiratory infections, and schizophrenia, according to an article in The Atlantic. It was only when Pathways to Housing DC stepped in that Alicia found regular medical care and a safe place to live—no strings attached.

Following the belief that housing is a basic human right, Pathways to Housing DC addresses chronic homelessness among people with psychiatric disabilities or addictions by providing immediate access to housing without preconditions. Its staff help people attain a level of dignity that they could not find sleeping under a bridge or on a park bench. In addition to housing, the organization serves as a comprehensive resource for its clients by providing supportive treatment services—all at lower costs than most shelters or psychiatric hospitals. Services such as wellness groups, therapy, nutrition consultations, and vocational planning help clients move toward recovery and achieve personal goals. With these services in place, Pathway to Housing DC maintains an 85% housing retention rate, even among those who were not considered housing-ready by other programs.

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