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2021 Program Statistics

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Intake/Housing:

91 families in housing (including Pathways)

95 adults in housing

172 children in housing

22 new families entered the program in 2021 

Location of Transitional Housing Program buildings: Addison, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Naperville, Westmont, and Woodridge

A snapshot of barriers facing clients entering the program in 2021: 
Median monthly household income of $2,119

Median consumer debt of $2,865

Median savings of $0

77% families are living double/tripled bouncing to and from friends/relatives and 14% are living in hotels or shelters, while 9% were awaiting eviction

55% are survivors of domestic violence

100% have finances below the federal poverty guidelines, with 50% earning thirty percent below the Area Median Income (AMI)

55% report at-risk or crisis employment status, 50% report at-risk or crisis childcare and family safety status, and 100% report at-risk or crisis housing status

Employment:

77 clients received employment training via job readiness workshops, one-on-one counseling, resume development and more

33 clients secured full-time positions

7 clients earned a promotion while in their full-time position

6 clients landed part-time positions 

38 clients visited the Bridge Clothing Boutique to receive career clothing and apparel coaching

Adult Education:

2 clients received college degrees

2 clients earned professional certifications or graduated from vocational training

29 clients enrolled in college or vocational training classes

8 clients enrolled in ELL and/or GED classes

Children's Program:

165 children received home visits from the children's team (virtual or in-person)

38 children engaged in developmental assessment 

31 children received academic tutoring

42 families were assisted with childcare subsidies

22 children received mental health support services

7 adolescents participated in post-secondary education and career support

40 families received parenting support either through one-on-one or workshop attendance

50% of children participated in at least one enrichment activity 

100% of the parents responding to our surveys reported their children's academic performance improved

During the 2019 school year, 1,899 DuPage County students (birth to 12th grade) were identified as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children living in shelters, cars, and most commonly those children sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship. This is how homelessness is defined for our school children under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.