“The community here is indescribable,” she said. “When I step out of this building, I feel good about myself. I feel good about where we are.”
Megan Sutherland manages the supportive services available to the families living in and around West Humboldt Place. Working with children, parents and other family members, Megan helps them develop the strategies and life skills necessary to lead healthy, successful lives.
“The services are the starting point,” she says. “We set a weekly appointment to meet and check in, to see where they’re at from budgets to jobs to benefits. You name it. We slowly work with them and do our little things every single week, and you can see how they’re growing.”
The new three-story building was made possible with a $3.5 million grant from IHDA’s Permanent Supportive Housing program, which funds developments and initiatives serving extremely low-income persons with disabilities, persons experiencing homelessness and other at-risk populations.