October 22, 2016

A couch. A car. A motel.

For many in our community, these words describe home.

Until recently, the Joyners were a family living without stable housing. A family of four with a single mother and three children, they, like many other hardworking families in our community, lived in a hotel.

Then the Joyners found More Than a Roof.

Funded by the United Way of the Greater Triangle, More Than a Roof is a collaborative of nonprofits based in Wake County providing holistic services to families without stable housing.

More Than a Roof made it possible for the Joyners to move into a house and obtain a reliable vehicle. This has already made childcare easier for Mom, and the potential cascade of benefits is evident: Mom is planning on going back to school with aspirations of becoming a social worker or a dental hygienist.

To learn more about the work of this collaborative, watch the video above.

Through the United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Community Impact Fund, you can invest in 24 collaboratives working toward long-term outcomes to help families and children within the four counties we serve—Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake.

You can give to the United Way of the Greater Triangle through Doing Good in the Neighborhood, Duke University’s employee giving campaign. To learn more about the campaign and make a donation, visit doinggood.duke.edu.

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