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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

A person who works a job that only pays minimum wage would need to work 92 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in DuPage County and not be cost-burdened with other living expenses.