We want to be leaders in naming and creating sustainable, future-oriented programs grounded in a belief that all women can change, grow and heal, that no one need remain trapped in the cycle of homelessness and soul-destroying dependence. We want to take up the challenge to partner with our residents to create a new set of options for a hopeful future. By June 2011, the new house to be owned and operated by the Cornerstone Foundation will provide permanent safe, affordable, supportive housing for 42 women who will live in self-contained apartment units in a building at 314 Booth Street. Twenty units will be allocated to low-income seniors and 22 to younger homeless women, many with a variety of disabilities, often the result of long-term life on the street. It has been a journey of challenges, disappointments, successes, time-consuming negotiations, long hours of planning, searches for government funding and collaboration with many partners.
To help women gain dignity and a sense of self-worth.