Updated: Mar 25
SC Johnson Partners with Compass to Expand Housing Services and Provide Meals During COVID-19 Crisis
Compass Family Services has received a grant for $65,000 from SC Johnson to help families who are experiencing homelessness. $50,000 of these funds provide Compass with much needed support to serve the 6,000 parents and children the organization works with each year. This funding is the Venture level of Compass’ Community Investment Grant for corporate partnerships and will provide comprehensive services for homeless families to develop personalized housing plans and fostering stability. This includes shelter, childcare, employment, and educational assistance. The SC Johnson funding will also support Compass’ Behavioral Health Services program that provides mental healthcare for parents and children individually as well as family therapy to address trauma and abuse experienced during homelessness.
The impact of this generous grant will help 30 families to become stably housed, economically self-sufficient, and achieve family well-being.
The remaining $15,000 will provide groceries and hot meals to students who are currently out of school due to COVID-19 and regularly rely on school-provided meal options.
“This is an unspeakably difficult time for everyone, but families facing homelessness were already extremely vulnerable when the pandemic hit, and thus are feeling its impact particularly hard,” said Erica Kisch, Executive Director of Compass Family Services. “We are incredibly grateful for SC Johnson’s generosity and their commitment to the community. With their support, we are better able to do more to help these parents and children to weather this terrible storm.”
Compass Family Services provides childcare, healthcare, education, employment, shelter, transitional housing, mental healthcare, legal services and a host of basic-needs services to address each family’s unique circumstances as they work toward housing stability, self-sufficiency and well-being.