.HomeFront, giving homeless families a safe place to go and to grow...

In the U.S., an astonishing 1.7 million children are homeless.  That is one out of every 45 children in our community.  On any given day in Mercer County there are more than 1,800 homeless people. More than half are families with young children. In fact, the average age of a HomeFront client is seven years old. These children's parents are not looking for handouts. Most are dedicated, hard-working and sometimes holding down two or three jobs, yet they still can't afford the county's cheapest housing. HomeFront provides each family what they need most. First is always a place to call home, then groceries, job skills, childcare, academic support for mom and kids – whatever it takes to be safe and secure.

Homelessness and poverty can cycle from generation to generation but so can education, stability and success.
"The key to changing this cycle are the children – helping homeless children was the reason HomeFront started over 20 years ago and these children remain a major focus. We must create a new cycle of hope and productivity for these kids." ~Connie Mercer
HomeFront offers a wide range of children’s support programs: tutoring, recreation, health, nutrition, positive social contact and exposure to the surrounding world. Our goal is to ensure that homelessness does not derail a child’s future and that our children grow into young people able to reach their fullest potential.  Homelessness hurts children:

HomeFront children’s specialists, our “Children’s Champions,” work tirelessly with children, their parents, schools and the community.  Over the past year, 2,200 children were served by HomeFront; thanks to the extraordinary talents, expertise and fortitude that our “Children’s Champions” displayed every day, these young people will have the positive and healthy “growing up” years every child needs and every child deserves.

Help us help these families.....

With your help we can help these familes break the cycle of poverty.  JOIN US - Walk, run or sponsor a participant in HomeFront's Run/Walk for Hope and you will be giving HOPE to a family in need in our community.  All proceeds from this event benefit HomeFront's 'Giving Homeless Children the Summer of their Lives' summer programs.