Pottery Barn is continuing their Give A Little Hope Campaign again for 2015. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of select holiday items, listed with the Give a Little Hope campaign, will benefit select organizations. What a great way to shop and give back at the same time. Find a list of these select organizations below.
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Compass Community Services (San Francisco)
Compass Family Services is a non-profit organization that has served the San Francisco community since 1914. Today, Compass is the largest provider of support services to homeless families in San Francisco, serving more than 5,000 parents and children each year. Their mission is to help homeless families and families at imminent risk for homelessness to achieve housing stability, family well-being and self-sufficiency. Compass’ six programs help clients locate housing, secure employment, achieve stability, and raise healthy children.
Hamilton Family Center (San Francisco)
The mission of Hamilton Family Center is to end homelessness for families in the San Francisco Bay Area. HFC works to break the cycle of homelessness by helping families move back into stable homes to restore the foundation for healthy family lives. They prevent evictions, provide temporary housing, help families to become permanently re-housed, and support healthy development of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Larkin Street Youth Services (San Francisco)
San Francisco’s Larkin Street Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, education, employment, and health services to at-risk, homeless, and runaway youth. Larkin Street reaches youth ages 12 — 24 through programs and services across San Francisco. Three out of four youth who complete the organization’s comprehensive programs exit street life. For more information, please visit www.larkinstreetyouth.org.
Jenesse Center (South Los Angeles)
Jenesse’s mission is to provide victims of domestic violence and their children with a comprehensive centralized base of support that is culturally responsive, and ensures their transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Jenesse seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through youth programming, education, public awareness and outreach initiatives, public policy and advocacy strategies and collaboration with key partners.
Second Chance (San Diego)
Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, job placement, behavioral health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need. We foster behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society.
Transition House (Santa Barbara)
Transition House is dedicated to the solution of family homelessness in the Santa Barbara community. Homeless families with children are offered shelter and support services that impart the life skills needed to alleviate their poverty, and to restore the household’s self-sufficiency and dignity. Founded in 1984, Transition House helps families develop the tools and sound decision-making practices needed to find work, save money, secure permanent housing, and end the cycle of poverty-based family homelessness.
The Gathering Place (Denver)
Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in shelter for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. In addition to offering a safe haven and meeting basic needs, The Gathering Place provides resources for building self-sufficiency, opportunities to learn and acquire new skills, and a community of hope.
Camillus House (Miami)
Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to the indigent and homeless populations of South Florida for more than 50 years. The mission of the Camillus House is to provide food, clothing, shelter, addiction counseling and health care to persons in need.
Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Inc. (Atlanta)
Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides nationally accredited early childhood education and comprehensive services for homeless families striving for self-sufficiency. Since 1986, ACS has cared for nearly 8,000 homeless children and provided services for more than 5,000 homeless families. Services include state licensed early childhood education, nutrition, healthcare, case management and counseling, life skills workshops, employment services, housing resettlement and aftercare mentorship. All services are provided free of charge to the families they serve.
Horizons for Homeless Children (Boston)
Horizons for Homeless Children improves the lives of young homeless children and helps their families to succeed by providing high quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of young children, train educators and human services providers, and provide research on the impact of early education on homeless children.
People Serving People (Minneapolis)
People Serving People is the largest, most comprehensive, family-focused shelter in Minnesota. Providing more than just three hot meals and beds, People Serving People engages homeless children and their parents in life-changing early childhood education, tutoring, and parenting skills programs. People Serving People also helps parents find jobs, learn how to manage their money, and build a stable family life with their children in their own home.
The Women’s Safe House (St. Louis)
The mission of The Women’s Safe House is to provide safe shelter and transitional living services to battered women and their dependent children and to empower women to make informed choices about their futures.
Housing Works (New York)
Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.
Win (New York)
Since 1983, Win has been helping homeless New York City women and their children transform their lives through a progressive and holistic approach that doesn’t simply provide a hand out, but a way out. Win’s life-changing process starts with safe, clean housing and includes vital programs and services — developed to break the cycle of homelessness, so the women and children who are caught in the cycle can look forward to a brighter future.
The Meeting Place (Hickory, Morganton, and Lenoir)
The Meeting Place is a transitional housing program for homeless persons, providing housing, meals, counseling, job placement, and referrals to other services in the Hickory, North Carolina area. The Meeting Place currently uses 6 locations and assists with case management, goal setting and training to transition residents into permanent housing.
Good Neighbor Center (Portland)
The Good Neighbor Center (GNC) is dedicated to providing safe emergency housing with supportive empowering services for families. GNC is a 36 bed facility that serves up to 9 families at a time. There is space so that each family has a private room where they can live for up to six weeks and families are provided three meals a day.
Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
Founded in 1974, Women’s Center & Shelter (WC&S) of Greater Pittsburgh was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. Since then, WC&S has focused on creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims. The mission of Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is to advance the safety and wellbeing of victims of intimate partner violence and prevent and respond to intimate partner violence through social change. It’s vision is to end intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children.
Turning Point Center (Houston)
Turning Point Center offers food, shelter and other rehabilitative services to meet the physical and emotional needs of underprivileged individuals age 50 and older who are unable to provide safe and adequate living conditions for themselves. In addition to a variety of programs geared to address the unique needs of these individuals, Turning Point Center also provides other homeless individuals and families with short-term emergency services and referrals to other agencies.
Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless (Dallas)
For 28 years, Vogel Alcove has provided free, quality child development services for Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty: homeless children six weeks to 12 years old. Vogel Alcove is the only comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families referred by 21 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, housing programs and organizations that serve homeless families. Visit vogelalcove.org for more information.
The Family Place (Dallas)
The Family Place empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while educating the community and advocating for social change to stop family violence.
DESC works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC both serves people’s most basic needs and helps them to reach their highest potential. (DESC was formerly known as the Downtown Emergency Service Center)
Red Door Shelter (Toronto, ON)
The mission of the Red Door Shelter is to end homelessness for each family that comes through our doors by providing a safe, temporary refuge and critical services to support them in healing, rebuilding their lives and integrating back into a community.
For over 30 years the Red Door Family Shelter has been providing emergency housing and support services to women who are escaping domestic violence, to refugees and to families experiencing a housing crisis in the Greater Toronto Area. The Red Door helps more than 500 families each year to heal and rebuild their lives for a brighter future.
Le Chaînon (Montreal, QC)
Since 1932, Le Chaînon has become Quebec’s most important shelter for women in need. Over 65 women find security, food and professional help in order to take control of their lives. They might be homeless, extremely poor, suffering from mental illness and/or dependencies; they could also be victims of physical, sexual or mental abuse. Depending on their needs, those women can stay for a night, a few weeks or up to a year. Le Chaînon has played a key role in Quebec and has been a beacon of hope for tens of thousands of women in need.
Cause We Care (Vancouver, BC)
Cause We Care Foundation is a Vancouver-based, organization dedicated to assisting single mothers and their children improve their quality of life by providing them support and resources for positive change. Their mission is directed to marginalized single mothers and their children and living in Metro Vancouver. They are committed to supporting resources and programs that can strengthen their ability to achieve a better quality of life.
Caretakers Cottage (Sydney, NSW)
Caretakers Cottage is committed to providing refuge for young people who don’t have a safe place to go, helping families overcome misfortune and family breakdown to stay together. They care for young people by providing counseling, support, resources and the stability of a constant positive force in their lives. They also advocate on behalf of their clients with parents, government departments, the legal system and significant others. Ultimately, they encourage and support the young people they work with to make better decisions for their lives.
Melbourne City Mission (Melbourne, VIC)
Every day, Melbourne City Mission works with some of Melbourne and Victoria’s most vulnerable individuals, families and communities. From children living with a disability, or young people with nowhere to call home, to people who need assistance into education or employment, we work alongside them, so they can build a better future for themselves. We also advocate for social change to reduce the number of people experiencing disadvantage and to intervene as early as possible to limit the damage done by the experience.
Casa Alianza Mexico (Mexico City, D.F)
Casa Alianza Mexico is a private assistance institution which consists of a portfolio of multi-disciplinary services to help exploited and trafficked children and adolescents reclaim their lives from homelessness, abuse, traffickers, and violence. Their programs are unique in that they offer an open door to children and teens 24 hours a day-7 days a week-365 days a year and our comprehensive treatment methodology has become a model for governments and other child service organizations.