Our Impact

We're Vanquishing Two Cycles of Homelessness

Inter-Generational Homelessness

Homelessness which manifests in families, from early childhood trauma which heavily impacts development, leading to traumatized adults who are unable to provide basic needs for their children.

Barriers
Lack of access to basic resources and needs, children unable to hit developmental milestones or build safe human relationships as a result of toxic trauma from an early age

Chronic Homelessness

Homelessness which often stems from financial insecurity and chronic health conditions. Disability, workplace injury, loss of income, or mental illness lead to an inability to maintain health, often times leading to self-medication.

Barriers
Chronic illness, mental health, lack of access to health care and financial resources, unstable income, social stigma.

Making an IMPACT on Homelessness One Life at a Time

To date, we have provided more than 1,000,000 nights of safe shelter to our most vulnerable homeless families and individuals.
But at Illumination Foundation, it’s so much more than just providing a bed. We’re committed to completely disrupting the cycle of homelessness, and this requires that several services cohesively intertwine and roll in to play to help these people get back on their feet and back to the lives they deserve to live.

Homeless children have a higher rate of toxic trauma throughout their childhood. See the effects without intervention.

Housing Services for 46,378 families & individuals

We provide housing services including Emergency Housing, Bridge Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing and Micro-communities
We implement the Housing First approach, a national best practice for homelessness with proven results, emphasizing creating permanent housing solutions for those in need FIRST, as the priority. We then introduce comprehensive services to encourage long-term housing, stability, and connect clients to permanent housing. We walk alongside our clients every step of the way with intensive case management to ensure that they attain stability and maintain their success.

  • 2 month average from program enrollment to apartment move-in
  • 94% of families retain housing
  • 52% average household income growth at 12 months

Healthcare service connections for 17,045 individuals

Health expos, vision clinics, health care outreach
We increase access to medical care and mental health services for homeless and unstably housed individuals to improve housing stability and quality of life. Clients receive access to preventative health care and basic medical needs from our medical partners at free-of-cost health expos and clinics.

Recuperative Care services for 4,900 individuals 

Social case management, medical case management, medical stabilization, medical bridge housing
Our program is designed specifically to care for homeless patients who do not have a place to recuperate after discharge. This program ensures that patients will have a place to stay off of the streets to properly recover and prevent a return to the emergency room. Patients are provided interim housing, integrated medical oversight, intensive case management, and the opportunity to end their cycle of homelessness as they work towards a life of self-sufficiency.

  • 50% decrease in hospital readmission
  • The daily cost of care for homeless patients lowered by almost 90%
  • $19 Million in cost savings to hospitals and taxpayers
  • 46% of patients transition into permanent housing

Educational services for 2,882 children and their parents

Pre-Kindergarten Program, After School Program, Summer Program, Mental Health Counseling, Free Meals
Our Children’s Resource Centers provide a safe haven and help children thrive academically and emotionally with free meals, after school programs, summer field trips and tutoring, reading comprehension, counseling and more.  We also help paretns with parenting classes and in-home family stabilization programs. IlluminationFoundation addresses harm reduction and provides trauma-informed care to help our kids meet important developmental milestones to ensure they do not fall back into the cycle of homelessness.

  • 17% average GPA increase in school
  • 87% average decrease in missed school attendance
  • 18% average decrease in risk for behavioral and emotional disorders

With your help we can continue to make a significant impact in the lives of so many in our community today. 

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