The Cuyahoga Land Bank took part in a dedication and prayer service welcoming a mother and her two sons to their New Horizons home in Cleveland Heights in late December.
The New Horizons Housing Collaborative, a program of The City Mission Support Foundation, works with area non-profits and faith-based organizations to find housing solutions for the women and families served by Laura’s Home, a crisis center for women on Cleveland’s west side.
“The New Horizon’s Program offers a single mother more than just a safe home,” says Linda Uveges, Chief Operating Officer of The City Mission. “She is given the gift of valuable hours that she can use to parent her children, helping to break the cycle of poverty for her family and the generations to come.” The home renovation was made possible through a partnership between the Cuyahoga Land Bank, the City Mission, and the generosity of a local orthopedic surgeon who regularly volunteers his time and resources assisting the homeless in the community.
“We are grateful for our partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank to assist single moms who have come through our long-term program at the Mission,” says Uveges. “These families are moved from homelessness, to being housed and ultimately to homeownership.”
“Seeing this family in their new home in time for the holidays was very moving,” says Gus Frangos, President and General Counsel for the Cuyahoga Land Bank. “This once abandoned property is now a fully renovated home in which this single mother has the opportunity to raise her children in a stable environment.”