Vine Maple Place
Vine Maple Place is a Christian organization that breaks the cycle of homelessness for single parents and their children by offering hope, providing stability and equipping them for self-sufficiency. Children are provided with counseling, mentoring, tutoring, peer groups and purposeful fun events. Your gift will enable a child in the Vine Maple Place program to have a life-changing summer camp experience. They'll have the opportunity to rebuild trust with caring adults and make new friends.
P.O. Box 1092
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Providing emergency shelter and rapidly re-housing families in the community, along with housing assistance to prevent a homeless episode, helps families reach stability much more quickly. Within 30-60 days they are able to move into off-site housing of their own, while they continue to participate in counseling, parenting skills, job development and financial literacy training to achieve self-sufficiency for the long-term. The children also gain the tools they need to build coping skills, strengthen interpersonal relationships, develop positive identity, and build self-esteem in order to recover from the toxic stress of domestic violence and homelessness.
Using this proven individualized approach, we can serve significantly more people more efficiently and cost-effectively than in previous years. In 2017, the lives of 636 people (194 families and their 415 children) were transformed: 473% increase over 2012. The results are telling us that when families gain stability and maximize their skills, they become equipped to never be homeless again. One year after exiting the program, 91% of families are still stably housed and working to improve their lives.