Impact by the Numbers
When a teenager or young adult first comes through our doors, we can’t know how long they’ll stay with us or what their specific needs will be. We do know that we’ll have an impact on them and their future. They will sleep in our houses, eat in our dining rooms, work with our case managers, and become self-sufficient. They will take the first steps toward her future, one day at a time.
Every investment in The Harbour is an investment in the young people who come through our doors. We see their successes every day – they complete high school and hold down jobs. Some go on to college or receive internships. Each individual explores and discovers their own potential through the programs and services administered by our compassionate and skilled staff. Learn more in our outcomes statement.
Brenda and Mauricio
Young parents Brenda and Mauricio were homeless after Mauricio’s parents moved out of the country. Their high school’s parenting group referred them to The Harbour. Together we reviewed their financial plan and credit history, and secured an apartment the couple could afford and sustain. Brenda graduated high school while working part time and raising their son. She began a nursing degree program while Mauricio worked full time. The couple have attained financial stability and built savings for the future. Their son is thriving and healthy.
Without stable housing or family reunification, Tori came to The Harbour’s emergency shelter. Within a week, we identified Tori as someone who would be successful in our transitional housing program. Tori immediately showed resilience, commitment and determination, working diligently and saving money while still attending school. After seven months she was ready to move into her own apartment. The Harbour supported Tori with a subsidized rent schedule while she continued to work, study and focus on her life. Tori completed her college degree in physical therapy with a high GPA, and is employed full time in her field as a manager. She is stable, tenacious and on a positive path.
Callie came to The Harbour’s transitional living program after a childhood of trauma. She struggled with behavioral and conduct issues, and lacked many of the skills young women need to live independently.
With support from her Harbour case worker and a therapist at a community mental health center, Callie was able to build upon her strengths and work toward her future. In the independent living program, Callie maintained a full-time job and contributed a significant amount of her earnings towards her savings.
Callie graduated from high school, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and hopes to become a JAG officer and eventually a judge. Although Callie continues to cope with negative family relationships, she has become a healthier, more balanced young woman in control of her future.