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Peace House Supportive Housing
The families that Peace Neighborhood Center serves suffer from a variety of social and economic hardships that hamper their ability to be self-sustaining. The most crucial of these factors is that of homelessness. Without a stable home, it is nearly impossible to provide the sufficient infrastructure necessary to raise a family in the traditional sense.
Our clients often lack the means to provide this for themselves and are forced to seek alternative methods of living. This often leads to the separation of the family as children are sent to stay with various friends and relatives while the adults attempt to get their financial situation in order. While this may make sense in the short-term, the long-term effects of family separation, both on the mental well-being of the parent and the effective upbringing of the child has been well documented.
In order to provide effective services to families,
Peace Neighborhood Center must first address the primary needs of its
clients. To this end, it has become a necessity that Peace open a transitional
housing facility in order to provide temporary shelter to families in
need. This facility, known as Peace House, will allow Peace Neighborhood
Center to effectively offer its services in other areas to both the children
and adults of the family while providing the basics necessary for a healthy
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