The La Mesita Capital and Family Services Campaign, supporting the construction, operation and endowment of the new La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter, continues to build momentum – thanks in no small part to our partnership with the Whiteman Foundation! La Mesita began welcoming homeless families in March, 2015. Parents have been moved to tears by the comfort and support they have received. This program goes a long way towards inspiring hope and a sense of dignity for those who have lost nearly everything along their troubled journey.
The redevelopment of the La Mesita Campus also continues as we will begin construction of Phase 3 in March, 2016. This phase will add an additional 30 Permanent Supportive Housing units for chronically homeless households, with a preference for Veterans.
We are currently about 86% of the way toward meeting the $11.5 million Campaign goal and will be going public with the Campaign in a few months. We cannot thank John and Jeff Whiteman enough for their support and the role they have both played in spearheading the Campaign and helping us develop a new video to represent our organization. It is an honor to work with such committed and positive individuals in an effort to strengthen our community and make it a happier and healthier place for everyone to live.
Your support will help create positive outcomes for homeless families in our community for many years to come. This year at the newly redeveloped shelter, La Mesita has been able to assist 58 families, including 94 children, with overcoming homelessness.
- 39 adults were assisted with securing new or improved employment positions
- 23 families were assisted in securing stable housing prior to leaving the shelter