Lacking job skills, employment track records, and financial education, many low-income, single-parent families find that homelessness is not the start of a struggle, but the continuation of one. The Dwelling Place provides fully furnished housing and support services to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency – often for the first time. They live for two to three years in one of 10 apartments, and a case manager works with them to develop a plan for reducing debt, increasing income, and achieving employment and housing. Partnerships with local businesses and nonprofits bring job search support, credit counseling, holiday assistance, life skills classes, tutoring for kids and advocacy with their schools. Fourteen families are currently being served; from 2015 to 2017, eight completed the program and moved into permanent housing, taking with them apartment furnishings and the skills and confidence to build an independent future. Join them on the journey.