St. Stephen Housing Association (SSHA) is a temporary housing program designed to address the needs of homeless families with children by providing affordable housing with support services to help families move toward economic stability. Our objective is to provide the support necessary to ensure that every family that enters our housing program will transition into permanent housing.
The Sawyer family is a profound example of just how important a stable home is for a family. This family with five children became homeless when dad lost his job. They lived in their car and camped in the state park through the summer, but as weather cooled, they knew they needed to find a place to live. They were finally able to [...]
"The stereotype of homeless people is that of using drugs or alcohol, or having a criminal record or something worse. But none of that was our circumstance. I never expected to be homeless, but when my husband had an accident at work, our lives changed completely. He lost all use of his right arm, and his employer fought against [...]
Sofia came to SSHA as a single mother with three children, escaping domestic violence. She fled her abuser with her children, taking no possessions. She and the children lived on the street for a period, resorting to theft for food. Her English skills were limited and she lived in fear that her abuser would locate her. When she came to SSHA, her case [...]