Homeless families who come to PEC often have endured severe hardships such as eviction from housing by friends or relatives, job loss, intra-family violence, illness, physical, sexual and emotional trauma, limited educational advancement, and hunger. Many arrive at PEC in search of a safe place to make a fresh start, with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Our emergency housing responds to the basic needs of homeless women and children: shelter, food, healthcare, clothing, and safety.
Before they can make the major changes in their lives that will lead to long-term independence, these families must have safe, warm, secure places to stay. Providing emergency housing is a key part of what we do at PEC.