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WHY WE OFFER OUR SERVICE

The University of Michigan found more than 900 of nearly 13,000 students in KPS experienced homelessness during the 2015-16 school year. We believe that children who have a bed to sleep in and tables and chairs to do homework on have a better chance of succeeding in school. We also believe that free furniture places less of a financial burden on parents, as not worrying about having to buy beds frees up money for food, clothing, medicine, and bills. Most importantly, we believe that no family should have to sleep on the floor every night.

 

OUR LATEST STATISTICS

DATA FOR 2020

Families Referred: 121
Children Served: 335
Beds Provided: 302

The numbers above are lower this year than past years because of the challenges placed on agencies reaching those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and because of a severe housing shortage in Kalamazoo.
To quote a referring caseworker: "There's a mountain of pain in Kalamazoo."
Thank you to all the amazing community volunteers, donors, St. Luke's parish members, and community foundations that supported Partners through this crazy, frustrating, and painful year.
- Carla Baublis, Director