Carpenter’s Shelter - Alexandria, VA

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This award-winning organization is based in Northern Virginia and is dedicated to offering hope and housing through respect, responsibility and results. Since 1988, Carpenter’s has helped over 700 children, families and adults each year as they stabilize their lives and overcome homelessness. The organization operates a day-shelter in the City of Alexandria and an emergency shelter with comprehensive case management and education classes focused on life skills. In Spring 2020, they are opening, New Heights, a brand new shelter built for 60 residents, with 97 additional affordable apartments.

Beyond Housing - St. Louis, MO

This St. Louis, Missouri based organization exists simply because having a home matters. Their homes and housing preservation focuses on quality and stability to help get those in need back on their feet. Beyond Housing focuses on providing community to allow their residents to thrive, by providing assistance with education, health, economic development and job readiness and access. Keep up with some of the work they are doing in their community!

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412 Food Rescue - Pittsburgh, PA

The mission is to prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream and was founded as a direct response to the disconnect between food waste, hunger and environmental sustainability. The truth is that we are wasting a tremendous amount of food, while members of our community go hungry. How much food? In the United States, we waste 62.5 million tons and spend $218 billion a year “growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten.” Read about the impact they had in 2018.

CommonBond Communities - Minnesota, Iowa + Wisconsin

“A home is the foundation for everything in life”. This Minnesota based organization’s mission is to build stable homes leading to strong futures and vibrant communities. A dignified, affordable home supports independent and community development. CommonBond is one of the largest nonprofit providers of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Their high quality development, long term management and resident services for low-income families have improved the lives of over 9,000 individuals since 1971.

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Coalition for the Homeless - New York City, NY

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Our nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women + children. They believe that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since their start in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.

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Warren Village - Denver, CO

Supporting low-income, single parent families to assist with achieving sustainable personal + economic self-sufficiency. The organization focuses on providing safe and secure housing, reconnecting their target families with community support, and self-help services. Warren Village has provided shelter to over 3,500 families since 1974 and has been a proud national model for its housing and programming structure including family services, early childhood education and school-age programs.

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