HFCC targets individuals who experience chronical homelessness, vulnerable individuals as they out number chronically homeless families by 36 to 1.(CSH study 2016)
Evidenced-based Housing First principles are endorsed to promote roof, safety, and dignity first.
Abundant, wrap-around, formal and informal supports are provided to ensure that one’s house becomes a home such that each resident feels valued, demonstrates self-efficacy, and is enabled to maintain a long-term lease.
All residents, volunteers, and staff through collaboration and cooperation, feel a sense of belonging within a welcoming, life-giving, beautiful campus.
Mutual support is provided by using a Serving-Healing (equilateral) rather than a Fixing-Curing (top-down) methodology.
Opportunities are available to both those newly “re-homed” and those who have never been homeless (PALs = Please Alleviate Loneliness…be a pal) to live in solidarity and to accompany each other on their mutual, collaborative journey towards the celebration of a purposeful life together.
A diverse community where all residents, individuals without housing, volunteers (peers, hospitality, and PALs), property management staff, partnering case managers/counselors, and health care providers (medical, psychiatric, dental) are dedicated to creating and maintaining a compassionate, generative community for the benefit of all.
We're glad you asked! Whether you're far or near, we want to partner with you to help restart some lives!
All people, skills, and talents needed. Your investment of time and care will have ripple effects beyond knowing. It would be a pleasure to serve beside you!
PAL: Please Alleviate Loneliness. Live in solidarity and accompany those newly “re-homed” on a mutual journey towards a purposeful life. Become a PAL!
HOW ARE WE GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?!
Build 150 units that will house 125 individuals who are the most vulnerable with long histories of homelessness plus 25 peer and PAL volunteers. Units will include a variety of styles of tiny houses and efficiency apartments that will all be approximately 300-350 square feet.
Partner with the San Antonio Catholic Worker Community to build an on-site 4000 sq. ft. club house to continue hospitality ministries (meals approximately 250/day], hygiene supplies, bathroom, showers, laundry, postal, phone, movies, games, and Wi-Fi) for community residents as well as those without housing.
Foster the development and/or the enhancement of job skills, talents, and hobbies and promote dignity, self-worth, and a means of income.
Sisters of the Holy Spirit
Catholic Worker House
John & Theresa Bruce
Joan & Dennis Cheever & Quinn
Mike & Carol Stehling
The Vance Family
Mark & Bebe Wittig
LaVerne & Jack Dysart
Joe & Linda Wittig
LISC / USAA Grant
Bonnie & Frank Gittinger
Mike & Angela Garrett
Sharon & Samuel Mungo
Steve & Jill Markey
Sandra Ponce Fuentes
John B. Elder
Friends Meeting of San Antonio
Robert & Mary Hintermaier
Walter & Mary Hanss
Larry & Vanessa Salas