Why Home Sweet Home?
In order to effectively address homelessness in America and impact a long-term solution to this problem, people transitioning out of homelessness need help with stability. At Home Sweet Home, we believe part of that stability comes from establishing a first home stocked with the necessities for everyday life. Part of maintaining a home is usability and affordability. We can help make taking the first step to stable home life comfortable and accessible.
Homeless in the United States
- In January 2014, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States.
- Of those 578,424 people, 216,197 are in families
- Roughly 9% of homeless people are veterans.
- There are almost 11,000 people experiencing homelessness in the state of Missouri.
- Over 30% of Missouri’s homeless are estimated to be families.
(Statistics from The National Alliance to End Homelessness.)
The mission of Home Sweet Home is to give families a sense of pride and to improve the quality of their lives by providing basic household furnishings.
Our model is based on successful organizations serving communities across the nation, such as:
Our services will include pick up of donations by truck, working with case managers at partner agencies to get clients access to furniture, and delivery of new and gently-used furniture and household items to client apartments and homes.
Our current non-profit partners include:
- Center for Women in Transition
- Employment Connection
- Delta Gamma for Children with Visual Impairments
- Employment Connections
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
- Nurses for Newborns
- Places for People
- St. Patrick Center
- St. Louis Crisis Nursery
- St. Louis County – Healthy Families America
- The Women’s Safe House
- Veterans Administration – Hope Recovery Center
Unfortunately, we are unable to take on additional agencies. If you are interested in partnering with us in the future, please complete the online form and we will be in touch when we are able to accept new agencies.
Our current Board Members include the following volunteers:
- Marvin Blake – Independent Consultant
- Kristin Flanery – Opus
- Heidi Klein – Edward Jones
- Sara Lamkey – Energizer Holdings
- Melinda Love – 2E Creative
- Sarah Lovegreen – OASIS Institute
- Traci Moore – Boeing
- Andrew Nold – Federal Reserve Bank
- Shannon Oberkrom – Tonkin & Mondl
- Dominie Sabatino-Donat – Community Volunteer
- Allie Toepfer – FleishmanHillard
- Stephanie Tussey – Community Volunteer
- Molly Vosse – Great Circle
- Bill Woodard – Block by Block
Now hiring furniture delivery movers and drivers. See the job description here.