Street Life Ministries, a nonprofit organization that provides meals and homeless services in Redwood City, announced last week that it had raised $2 million to launch its new program, the Homeless to Healthy (H2H) program.
The nonprofit organization says that they were able to achieve this thanks to their small three-person staff and an “army of volunteers,” who were all able to bring in a substantial total of $1 million in donations in less than a year, according to a news release by the organization.
The other $1 million came from an anonymous philanthropist who matched the original donation.
“We could not be more excited about reaching this huge fundraising milestone, which will sustain H2H for up to four years,” said David Shearin, executive director and lead pastor for SLM.
The Homeless to Healthy program, according to SLM, will be the only Christian residential rehab program that is located between San Jose and San Francisco.
SLM also says that the program will do much more than just simply helping people with their addictions and getting them off the street.
“Participants in this 12-month program will also develop a strong spiritual foundation to support their recovery, be given access to educational opportunities, job training and mental health services, learn basic life skills and be equipped to live independently and give back to the community after graduation,” SLM said in the press release.