Welcome To Naomi's Place Supportive Housing
Committed To Bringing Change, One Life At A Time
Naomi's Place is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
Naomi's Place Transitional Housing, Inc. in partnership with DAY ONE and Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, collectively provides transitional housing and comprehensive services that focus on healthy lifestyles, interpersonal skills and family relationships for homeless women and children.
Programs focus on psychosocial development, parenting skills, budget/finance management, basic communication skills, interpersonal, conflict resolution, employment training, job placement; grooming, so that each woman will reach their full potential and become productive members of our community. Naomi's Place also assists formerly incarcerated women, and those who also may have mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Families Need A Place To Call Home
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for women in need. With access to housing and other resources, women can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.
An exclusionary effect of gentrification is the high cost of rents that force low-income households to move to lower-cost neighborhoods with fewer resources.
Displaced low-income households most likely end up in new low-income neighborhoods. Many vulnerable households that do move are renters and are at greater risk of moving to neighborhoods that have lower home values, high unemployment rates, lower median incomes and poor public-school performance. Cultural displacement is also common.
The closing of long-time neighborhood landmarks like historically black churches or local restaurants can erase the history of a neighborhood and with it a sense of belonging. The influx of a new population of upper- and middle-income residents can also change the political landscape, with new leaders ignoring the needs of long-time residents.
The loss of long-time residents’ political power leads to further withdrawal from public participation and a loss of control.
Although gentrification can bring about racial diversity, integration, neighborhood improvements, and greater access to services, advocates need to actively promote policies that protect tenants from displacement. Preserving the subsidized housing in gentrifying neighborhoods can ensure that income and racial diversity remains in a neighborhood over time.
Governments should also create more affordable low-income homes in gentrifying neighborhoods through new construction and acquisition. Housing subsidies should require long-term or permanent rather than temporary affordability.
Naomi's Place desires to fill the gap and create a place where Single women with children can have a safe place to call home. Affordable housing has been an issue for decades all across America and transitional housing can be the Segway to keep individuals from having to live on the streets.
It's Definitely TRUE.... It Certainly Does Take A Village
One Step at a Time
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with homelessness for women and children. This is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
Reinforcing our Commitment
Wraparound services are a critical but often overlooked component of homelessness. Naomi's Place follows the guideline of the McKinney -Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which states "homeless chidren and youth as indidviduals who lack a fixed, regualr, and and adequate night time residence".
Poverty presents serious challenges for learning and education. Children who grow up in poverty are more likely to have been exposed to lead, for example, which can negatively affect their development.
This type of out-of-school factor puts low-income students at huge disadvantages before they even start school, and studies show that such achievement gaps only grow over time.
At Naomi's Place, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. This is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Women and Children
Women Are The Backbone and The Kids Are The Future
Women may be sleeping on a friend's sofa or, worse, trapped in abusive relationships because they have nowhere to go but do not want to become homeless female clients have experienced domestic violence. Homeless women have many complicated, interrelated problems contributing to their homelessness, which are often rooted in trauma due to violence and abuse in childhood and then adulthood.
Homeless services used to be predominantly developed by and for men, because they make up the majority of clients in most . The women we work with often enter services at a much earlier stage than men, and when their problems have become more severe and enduring. As it stands, 70% of the women we work with have needs from mental health, fleeing domestic violence, drug and alcohol support, probation / parole or simply fell on hard times and need housing. The impact of this is that women are less emotionally or psychologically ready to start tackling some incredibly complicated issues and moving on with their lives.
With the economy falling apart, prices of everything sky rocketing, and a society that fails to fully take care of its citizens, it's no wonder that families are quickly becoming the majority in homelessness. Minimum wage is often close to the starting pay even at skilled positions. Many companies pay manufacturing associates less than $9 per hour even with years of experience. So when life goes the wrong way, it is easy to very rapidly lose everything.
Naomi's Place is committed to bridge the gap as much as we can so women and children do not continuously fall through the cracks. We will continue to share resources and give referrals for those who are in need.
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Working Towards a Brighter Future
Naomi's Place wants to spread our message of hope and compassion.
We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
"Don't urge me to leave or turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." Ruth 1:16
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601 N Beatty St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
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