WE’RE ALMOST HOME! Leaders United Group Nears Initial Goal for The Way Home Project

Date: August 9, 2017

A place to call home is one of the most basic of human necessities, but one that is sadly out of reach for many of the most vulnerable in our region.

Tackling daunting social issues such as homelessness and access to safe, affordable housing has long been United Way’s charge, so when we learned of a supportive housing community to be constructed near our new headquarters in West Baltimore, we knew we had to help.

And so did a group of passionate, committed and connected donors and volunteers: members of United Way’s Leaders United. They answered our call, activated their networks and launched The Way Home Project to support the future residents of Sojourner Place at Argyle, a 12-unit living community that will house individuals and couples who are transitioning from homelessness.

This group project has been steadily raising funds to outfit each of the apartments with the items that make a house a home, including bedding, towels, curtains, dishes and kitchenware, rugs and lamps. Shortly before Sojourner Place opens its doors to its first residents this fall, Leaders United members will shop for and furnish the apartments with the household goods.

“The way this group has stepped up to help the future residents of Sojourner Place has been amazing. We’re only about $2,300 away from reaching our goal, and it’s been fun and rewarding to come together as a group at events like our QG fundraising happy hour as well as visits to the construction site,” said Matt Beck, Leaders United chair and vice president and managing director of the executive search firm, StevenDouglas.

Want to join Leaders United and United Way in supporting this critical project that focuses on quick placement into permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness? You can make a gift by visiting The Way Home Project fundraising page or by texting LUTHEWAYHOME to 41444. To check on our progress and to see a list of those who have made a gift, visit our results page.

Sojourner Place at Argyle is an Episcopal Housing Corporation development and is located at Argyle and Lafayette avenues in west Baltimore.

Leaders United is a network of 3,500 leaders in the community who contribute $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Central Maryland.

 

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