Both organizations focus on helping low-income homeless families and individuals find housing
KING OF PRUSSIA (January 29, 2019) The Westover Companies announced today that the company donated $100,000 to Deep Roots and the Community Coalition for Affordable Housing (CCAH) in 2018, two organizations dedicated to ending homelessness through transitional housing and providing programs to help families get back on their feet. Westover’s donations will help fund these organizations’ missions towards providing long-term shelter, food, clothing, household items, as well as pay for operating expenses for a number of their communities.
“The tremendous generosity and support Deep Roots has received from Westover Companies enables us to serve more and more homeless families and children than we could have possibly done without them,” said Ola Boswell, Executive Director of Deep Roots, Inc.
“CCAH is very grateful for the support from Westover Companies which will help provide expanded capacity and serve more of the needy homeless in Cecil County,” Mark Koster, Executive Director of CCAH commented.
Jody Pierson, who is in charge of Westover’s philanthropy committee, remarks, “Our business is built on providing housing to the best of our ability but we also recognize the need to help our local communities and the families experiencing homelessness. Westover is dedicated to giving back to local communities through programs like Deep Roots and other various programs we support.”
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ January 2017 study, there were approximately 553,742 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the US, with approximately 33% (184,661) being adults and children in families. Since 2007, homelessness has decreased 14% overall and across subpopulations (2017 State of Homelessness Report, National Alliance to End Homelessness). Such decreases over time are due to the charitable donations from companies like Westover who are trying to make a difference in their local communities.
About The Westover Companies
The Westover Companies is a leader in the property management industry and is continually celebrated for providing its residents with comfortable and affordable choices in apartment living. Founded in 1965, The Westover Companies has provided quality living, shopping, and office space for its customers for over 50 years.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, Westover has grown to include over 11,500 apartments in over 60 communities in the Philadelphia suburbs, South Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Additionally, the company manages two million square feet of commercial and retail space in six shopping centers and nine office buildings in the Philadelphia area.
About Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm
Deep Roots strives to break the cycle of homelessness by encouraging homeless families to visualize a brighter future filled with healthy relationships, education, and a desire to become socially responsible. They accomplish this through offering free daily meals, a thrift store, field trips, support services, and transitional housing for adults and children in need at their farm in Earleville, Maryland.
About The Community Coalition for Affordable Housing
The Community Coalition for Affordable Housing, Inc. (CCAH) is established to provide opportunity for independent living for responsible homeless residents of Cecil County, Maryland. CCAH provides shared-house living with separate bedrooms for formerly homeless tenants with some mental health disabilities. First organized in 2006 to address the growing homeless population in Elkton, MD, the organization began with one three bedroom home in west Elkton and has grown to seven homes and twenty bedrooms, each home having either two or three bedrooms.
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