Make an Impact
Your Donation helps Families Escape the Cycle of Poverty
When you give to Visitation House, you are giving an entire family a new future. Education is proven to be the surest way out of poverty.
But the work of Visitation House goes beyond education. We provide the most vulnerable families with housing and the support they need to succeed.
Your gift goes beyond a dollar, it gives HOSPITALITY, HOPE, and TRANSFORMATION to vulnerable women and their children. You partner with us in empowering them to help themselves.
Your impact on women:
- Case Management
- Parenting Skills
- Independent Living Skills Training
Your impact on children
- Afterschool tutoring program
- Confidence Building
- Child-specific learning
- Play zones
- Family Birthdays
- Holiday celebrations
- Field trips
- Subsidized summer programs.
Help us break cycles of poverty and homelessness while together we build a stronger community.
Story of Impact
"After trying to obtain my GED for six years, on and off, I came to the Visitation House Housing and Education Program and I completed the GED in less than six months. This has been a great experience. It has given me the confidence and the opportunity to pursue my dream of going to college"
-Mother of 4 who became homeless after experiencing domestic violence, and spousal abandonment.
Carmen (not her real name) is a mother with four children who became homeless after experiencing domestic violence, and spousal abandonment. She dropped out of high school and had been a stay at home mom with little work experience. Her first education goal was to pass her GED. She worked hard, passed all four tests and got her certificate. Her hard work paid off. Carmen is now in college.
But Carmen's decisions have a far greater impact. As the children see mom doing her homework and talking about college, they begin to dream of college.
The ripple effect influences their lives and encourages their educational advancement. Ultimately, children become the change agents to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty