Ivane and her 7 children were living in and out of extended motels for 5 years. With a household of 8 living in one room, it was difficult for Ivane to find permanent housing. One of her children’s schools put them in contact with Single Parent Alliance & Resource Center. They helped Ivane with every step of the housing process, and continue to check-in and provide financial workshops. Ivane is happy to be housed and have the space for her kids. Now, she wants to utilize the skills from the workshops to keep moving up.
Motel-to-Home, modeled after United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Street-to-Home Initiative and part of the Economic Stability investment prioroity, aims to connect families living in motels to their own permanent housing. Homeless families and individuals will often live in motels when they may be on the brink of homelessness. There are motels in every county that families use as a last resort. Motel-to-Home intervenes to provide families with case management, assistance with deposits and follow-up care to capitalize on their existing strengths and income.