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Providing Housing

Preventing Homelessness

Welcome to Life's River

Our mission is to show the care and compassion of Christ by equipping unhoused families in Franklin County with the resources they need to permanently exit homelessness.

We do this by offering families temporary supportive housing in our residential space and surrounding them with the necessary services to regain stability.  

A Genuine Solution to a Growing Reality

Homelessness has become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. since 2017.  While often thought to be an urban phenomenon, the 2022 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count revealed that 18 percent of the unhoused population resided in rural areas.  Furthermore, rural regions experienced the highest surge in family homelessness and contained the highest percentage of unsheltered families with children.  Despite this pressing need, there are few viable solutions available to these families.  Life's River is changing this by employing a proven model.

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How You Can Help

The success of Life's River in empowering families towards financial and housing independence is deeply intertwined with the active support and involvement of our community.  Our ability to serve the families under our care relies on the generosity of donations, the strength of partnerships, and the dedication of volunteers.  We warmly extend an invitation for you to join us in shaping the Life's River story.  Check out some of the ways to get involved.

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