Each year on average, a staggering 1,750 students experience homelessness in Larimer County as identified by the Poudre and Thompson school districts. It is estimated that thousands of students in the US miss school each day because they lack clean clothes, with teachers around the country reporting that nearly one in five students struggle with access to clean clothing. he Mobile Laundry program will collaborate with the Poudre and Thompson School Districts in Fort Collins and Loveland to identify and serve students and their families who qualify for McKinney-Vento Program benefits.
In collaboration with the City of Loveland and the Loveland Salvation Army, the Mobile Laundry program will also identify, qualify and serve adults experiencing homelessness in Loveland. In 2018, The Salvation Army of Loveland served 403 unduplicated individuals experiencing homelessness and in 2017, served 355 unduplicated individuals. For adults experiencing homelessness, not having access to clean clothes is a proven barrier to success. Primary hygiene needs such as a laundry are often overlooked, but essential for anyone trying to secure employment, compete for affordable housing and regain their self-sufficiency.
The Mobile Laundry program provides the opportunity to identify and form relationships with a greater number of people struggling with economic and housing insecurity in our community. Providing access to clean laundry serves as a gateway to the collaboration of 20+ agencies offering more than 40 services (employment, housing, etc.) available under one roof at the Murphy Center and through Homeward Alliance; collectively offering a continuum of care to help people survive crisis, move forward into stability and ultimately thrive in a return to self-sufficiency.
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Your gift of $1500 can provide job training for three low-income adults to become self-sufficient and support their families.
Why it matters: 69 percent of people age 25 and older who live in poverty in Larimer County are employed at least part-time. Job training connects workers with employable skills that help them advance their careers and break the cycle of poverty.
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Your gift of $500 can provide access to a one-on-one literacy tutor for one local child.
Why it matters: 76 percent of low-income third graders in Larimer County are not reading at grade level. Research shows that 74 percent of children who are behind at the end of third grade will never catch up to their peers.
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Your gift of $260 can provide one-on-one after-school mentoring for one local student to improve his grades.
Why it matters: 19 percent of Larimer County students don’t graduate on time. One-on-one mentoring is a proven way for kids to stay on track to graduate.
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Your gift of $156 can provide six nights in an emergency homeless shelter to help a local family find stable housing.
Why it matters: There are more than 13,000 families in Larimer County living in poverty. Additionally more than 20 percent of the homeless population is comprised of children under the age of 18.
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Your gift of $50 can provide one night in an emergency homeless shelter to help a local family find stable housing.
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If you would like to make a recurring gift through your checking account, please contact Christina Cooper at 970.407.7027.
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