Champ Homes, a local non-profit providing transitional housing and support services to Cape Cod residents, recently received a $4,000.00 grant award from the Rotary Club of Hyannis Community Development Committee. These funds will go to purchasing a much needed stove for Champ Homes’ community kitchen and Cooking Program. Being able to provide dinner Monday through Friday is one way Champ Homes fosters a homelike environment.
The Champ Homes’ mission is to provide transitional housing to adults on Cape Cod who are homeless or near homeless in a safe, compassionate, respectful environment, where they instill confidence and hope by providing life skills, mentoring, vocational opportunities, and self-advocacy, while building faith in one’s God, one’s self, in others and beyond.
The goal of the program is to get clients back on their feet and to a place of self- sufficiency. In 2019, of the Champ Homes clients who moved on from the program, 47% successfully transitioned to independent living.
The Champ Program is a proven approach to addressing homelessness on the Cape and they have proudly served nearly 3,000 individuals since opening their doors to Cape Cod residents in 1991. Champ Homes is a community of people who benefit from the care, compassion, and the support of others. This program is unique to Cape Cod and strives to meet the individual needs of each client who seeks assistance.
Champ Homes is a faith-based, nondenominational 501(c)3 charity that provides supportive, sober, transitional housing to men and women, age 18 and older, on Cape Cod who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness — many of whom are challenged by mental, physical, or emotional disabilities and/or are recovering from addiction.
Transitional Housing is an intermediate step between emergency shelters and permanent housing. It is more long-term (generally 2 years) and service-intensive than homeless shelters.
Champ Homes believes in the value of providing a refuge where love, respect, and support enable each person to overcome the difficulties that led to their homelessness. It is through this caring, individualized program that participants can learn to thrive, sustain independent living, and regain their ability to be productive members of society.
To learn more about Champ Homes and how you can become involved visit champhomes.org.