HELP USA - 25th anniversary (2011)
Help USA - Chris Gardner (2008)
HELP USA has helped over 70,000 people reclaim their lives for twenty years by providing them with adequate housing. Author Chris Gardner supports HELP USA’s desire to assist people in getting a second chance at life. Gardner’s memoir, The Pursuit of Happyness, chronicled his fight to keep him and his son off the streets as he ascended the corporate ladder. Gardner’s memoir was later adapted into a film of the same name in which Will Smith portrays Gardner in an Oscar-nominated performance. Chris Gardner got a second chance at life; HELP USA provides others with that chance.
Help USA - Veterans (2008)
1 Homelessness is a problem that affects all parts of the country and unfortunately a disproportionate percentage of the homeless population is composed of our veterans. Although veterans make up 11 percent of the adult population, they constitute approximately 30 percent of the nation’s homeless. Since 1986, HELP USA has helped over 170,000 individuals regain their self-reliance and rebuild their lives. They serve homeless veterans at each of their facilities across the nation. By increasing their number of housing units each year, HELP USA truly carries out its mission of “building better lives.”
Help USA (2005)
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. What starts off as a normal loving relationship often turns into a hostile and violent one, where love has turned into hate. Many of these victims suffer for years at the hands of their partners and often feel that they are unable to escape. But HELP USA is there to help these victims escape from their abusive past and start new, healthy lives. The organization provides a number of support services to survivors of domestic violence, such as counseling, housing, daycare and job training. HELP USA helps women who have suffered from domestic violence build better lives.
Help USA (2004)
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Nearly one in three adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. Forty to sixty percent of men who abuse women also abuse children. Immigrant women are often trapped in abusive relationships due to economic, linguistic and legal barriers. More than 70 percent of homeless women and children in the US are victims of domestic violence. HELP USA breaks the cycle of dependency by addressing its underlying causes. These programs provide critical and even life-saving assistance. HELP USA is the nation’s largest builder and developer of transitional housing and has helped countless women and children change their lives by providing them an escape from abusive relationships and homes.