DAYTON RED CROSS TRANSITIONS HOUSING PROGRAMS

(July 9, 2014) – The Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross is announcing the transition of the operation of the Family Living Center (FLC) on Gettysburg Avenue, to Homefull, Inc., effective August 1, 2014. Homefull is a well-respected organization in the community with a long history of assisting families with housing needs. These changes in operations will be seamless to the current residents in the FLC Program.

For over 30 years the Dayton Red Cross has been responsible for providing sheltering and supportive services to residents with a variety of housing needs. Red Cross leadership has been working closely with community partners to find the most appropriate organization to take on the important work of helping families with their temporary and/or permanent housing needs.

Homefull has provided services for over 25 years to single adults and families with children who are either at risk of, currently, or previously homeless. The Red Cross FLC program aligns well with Homefull’s current array of services.

“We intend to provide the same high quality, COA (Council on Accreditation) accredited level of services to the Family Living Center that we currently provide throughout our entire organization,” stated Homefull CEO Tina Patterson.

The Red Cross remains strongly committed to serving the community and this transition allows the local chapter to increase its focus on their mission-driven programs of Emergency Disaster Relief, Preparedness Health and Safety Training and Service to Armed Forces.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Homefull
Homefull provides services to nearly 3,500 individuals in Dayton and Montgomery County in any given year. Services offered include: prevention services for those at risk of losing their housing, shelter case management for those currently homeless that focuses on housing, employment and linkage to other community services, and follow up case management for those who were previously homeless that works to stabilize the client’s housing situation and reduces recidivism back into homelessness. For more information, visit: homefull.org or call (937) 293-1945.

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