Friendship Home Celebrates an Anniversary With Lincoln Housing Authority
Friendship Home (www.friendshiphome.org) is celebrating a 25th Anniversary with the Lincoln Housing Authority (LHA), a leader in the Lincoln community’s efforts to lift families out of poverty and expand their horizons. Twenty-five years ago Friendship Home entered into a partnership with LHA to provide transitional housing for victims of domestic violence leaving Friendship Home’s emergency shelter.
Prior to this partnership, Friendship Home had a persistent concern for those leaving emergency shelter with nowhere to go. As important as safe, emergency shelter is for victims fleeing an abusive situation, something else needed to be in place for those needing more time to build a future for themselves and their children.
The Lincoln Housing Authority validated this need by providing two safe, decent and affordable housing units (12 beds) for victims exiting Friendship Home’s emergency shelter. Their support has never wavered. Friendship Home’s Transitional Housing Program has now grown to seven units (36 beds).
The most sincere thanks to the Lincoln Housing Authority on behalf of those Friendship Home (www.friendshiphome.org) has been able to better support and serve well.