Affordable housing is a real issue in our community.   That’s why we invite you to be part of creating innovative solutions and have in-depth conversation about homelessness and housing security.  This week, we hosted a great community conversation at Helena YWCA to bring the issue forward!

We welcomed a great crowd to discuss homelessness and local business, including Mayor Wilmot Collins, Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen, and Helena City Commissioner Rob Farris-Olsen.  A lot of issues were raised, and we are proud to be part of the collaborative effort to create sustainable solutions to this problem in our community.   To view coverage of the event by KTVH, please click here. 

Other United Way efforts to raise awareness and reduce homelessness in our community include hosting weekly case conferencing for all our partners in housing, where active client cases are discussed in a confidential environment to ensure none of our neighbors in need fall through the cracks.  We’re also committed to working with our partners to use a Coordinated Entry system to refer clients to our partners in health and human services, reducing response times and getting them access to the programs they need.