Opening New Doors
When we met Mishonda she was completing her final months at Pratt House and looking forward to her own home. “I’m excited. I learned a lot here but I’m just so excited to get out on my own. I’m ready.” She told us. Through partnerships with Baltimore City and the Baltimore Housing Authority, Mishonda will move into permanent housing and receive after care services through Volunteers of America Chesapeake to ensure that her transition is a smooth one.
“We have several families here like Mishonda’s” says Carolyn Eaddy, Case Manager at Pratt House. “While we assist the families in their financial literacy and housing readiness we also provide programs for the children here at Pratt including tutoring and arts & crafts.”
Pratt Street Transitional Housing Facility is home to nearly 100 children ranging in age from infants to high school students. Roughly 60% of these children are under the age of 13 and uniquely susceptible to drugs and violence that plague the inner city because of their living situations.
“When it gets warm outside its harder for the kids here. They struggle to find things to do sometimes, because they want to be outside.” Says Mishonda.
It is crucial that we provide these children with a safe and structured place to play away from the pressures of peers and outside influences. Your donations can help us rebuild the existing playground and offer these children a safe and constructive place to play. Please click DONATE NOW and select Supportive Housing Services. You can enter your Specific Designation as PRATT HOUSE.
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