Our House, a program under the umbrella of Connections for the Homeless, celebrated two years of productive and successful operations.
Our House is a program as well as a safe living environment that houses six homeless 18-24 year-old men. It provides the residents a home plus counseling, mentorship, and employment and educational support for up to two years.
Since the Evanston two-flat and wrap-around program started in September 2015, three young men have graduated and moved into their own apartments, are employed, and are continuing to plan their futures. Former Our House resident and program participant, Peyton Walters, has graduated and moved into his own apartment in Evanston, and is grateful for two years of support funded by Bridges to Home, a collaborative effort by five local Lutheran congregations in partnership with Connections for the Homeless.