The One Village One Family (OVOF) program empowers families who are homeless to regain stability, secure permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency. OVOF matches families experiencing homelessness with volunteer teams, or “villages.” Those villages raise money to help families get into housing (e.g. security deposit) and then provide about six months of ongoing, structured support.
How do I get help?
Do you represent, or are you a part of, a family that might benefit from this program?
We want to help!
In order to be eligible for the program, a family must:
- Have legal custody of at least one child age 17 or younger living in the household.
- Have a combination of reliable income and non-expiring aid that can support the living expenses and long term monthly rental payments (average $1,050 for two bedrooms or average $650 with housing voucher).
- Cannot already have a rent/lease agreement or own a home.
- Cannot have any recent violent felony convictions against them.
- Must be willing and committed to meet with a volunteer team in the community a minimum of seven times and be generally receptive to/in need of support for at least a six-month period.
- Must include at least one caregiver who resides legally in the United States.
How can I help?
- Form or participate in a village
- Financially sponsor a village and family (help a family to secure stable, permanent and sustainable housing)
- Rent a property to a family in the program
- Spread the word — tell your friends, family members, co-workers and others!
Are you part of a church, organization, company, civic group, club or other group that might want to form a mentor team, or “village”? Contact us!