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What is Housing First?

What is Housing First?

The Housing First model is being utilized in communities across the nation to address homelessness.

On Thursday, June 10 for Wake Up! with United Way “What is Housing First?” we were joined by Emily Pike, Executive Director of New Hope for Families and Chair of the South Central Indiana Housing Network, to explore the Housing First model, how our community is using it, how we can track its success, and more.

Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington

Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington

“It was a struggle every day,” said Katrina Sanders as she reflected on her experiences with homelessness.  

She and Ernie Brewster volunteered to share their personal stories at Wake Up! with United Way “Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington.” The discussion was moderated by Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Executive Director of Beacon, Inc.  

Are we in an 'Eviction Tsunami?'"

Are we in an 'Eviction Tsunami?'"

“I’m wishing I had a crystal ball to tell you all what will be happening with eviction filings in April," said Monroe County Circuit Court IV Judge Catherine Stafford as community members gathered to discuss “Are we in an ‘Eviction Tsunami?’” at this month’s Wake Up! with United Way.  

What's New with 211?

What's New with 211?

Indiana 211 (IN211) serves thousands of our community members each year with resources and referrals to meet their unique needs via a 24-hour hotline and website. Across the state, IN211 answers over 20,000 calls each month to connect people in need with life changing resources.  

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