Loudouners may find it shocking to learn that we have a significant number of struggling children and young adults in our community.
We are fueled by an unrelenting passion to increase education and awareness about homelessness in our community:
The issue can be confusing because there are different definitions of homelessness. For those trying to help, it’s also frustrating that some children and their families do not qualify for HUD housing assistance because, although they meet the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness, they don’t meet HUD’s. Read more about the different definitions in our FAQs.
Why does it matter how we define homelessness? Many of children we help are homeless according to the McKinney-Vento definition but do NOT meet the HUD definition and therefore don’t qualify for Federal aid. This includes children who live with a relative, stay in a motel, live in a place that is not fit for living, or are wards of the State. The difference is clearly seen in cases where a parent and children are fleeing a domestic violence housing situation but they have no place to go and no resources to obtain housing.
Non-profit organizations, like their business counterparts, have a responsibility to provide financial and impact information to donors and other stakeholders. Mobile Hope has been awarded 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. You may view our
Our transparency reflects both the trust we share with our sponsors and community connection partners, and our commitment to the growth of Mobile Hope as a sustainable organization that the community can depend on. We received GuideStar Platinum rating, however we are not listed on Charity Navigator because our revenues are less than $1 Million.