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The CLP Missions Committee Liaison to Homeward Bound is Crissie Jameson.

Founded with one single-family home in 1990, 5,766 families facing homelessness have been served since 1999. Homeward Bound soon learned that housing alone could not solve family homelessness. HB began offering case management, financial coaching, and employment help to prepare families to transition into stable housing. In 2000, Thunderbirds Family Village opened, providing wrap-around services to the entire family. The 5-acre campus has 76 apartment units, an onsite daycare center, an employment center, a teen center, a library, and food and clothing pantries. GED classes are offered, as well as online classes on finance, healthy relationships, and parenting.   In 2021, HB implemented a model shift to become a housing-first program with a low barrier to entry through a hybrid campus of bridge shelter and transitional housing for families. HB also expanded to add a Homelessness Prevention program in response to community needs.

Homeward Bound’s workforce development program provides in-house assessments and develops an individualized employment plan with clients. HB’s youth programs empower youth and their families to develop skills, foster healthy relationships, and access programs that enhance their social and emotional skills and minimize barriers to success. Strong Foundations is a licensed early learning center for clients and community members located on HB’s campus. HB University is an additional resource for families experiencing poverty or homelessness, providing them with tools to change their trajectory without ever having to step on our campus.

CLP helps to support Homeward Bound through financial donations and occasional drives for specific items. Find out more at