Success at CHF is defined by the percentage of homeless families who attain self-sufficiency. This includes the number of families: housed and employed, completing the 18 month to 2 year program, who find affordable housing, who purchase their own homes, and the number of individuals who attend and graduate from trade school, colleges or universities. Staff members conduct exit interviews with all graduates and document residents’ accomplishments and program satisfaction. These statistics are compiled and maintained in a database. Results are published in the Annual Report.

Colorado Homeless Families has a long history of success. Since housing the first family in December 1988, CHF has housed 503 families with children as of the end of December, 2015.

CHF GRADUATES

420

families were self-sufficient upon graduation from the CHF program

161

of these families purchased their own homes

259

of these families moved into affordable housing

109

individuals have graduated from tech schools, colleges or universities

CURRENT RESIDENTS/SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM

40

families are living at CHF transitional housing

18

individuals are attending tech schools, colleges or universities

100

All families in the program longer than 60 days are working, attending school or both

EMPLOYMENT IN 2015

11

previously unemployed individuals obtained employment

24

individuals obtained a better job as evidenced by increased salaries

7

individuals received promotions at their job or a significant pay increase