Cape Cod 5 Foundation Awards $2,500 Grant To Champ Homes

Filed Under: Non Profit News

Champ Homes, a local non-profit providing transitional housing and support services to Cape Cod residents, has received a $2,500 grant from the Cape Cod 5 Foundation to support its Transitional Housing Assistance Program.

Champ Homes’ ongoing mission is to provide transitional housing to adults on Cape Cod who are homeless or near homeless in a safe, compassionate, respectful environment, where they instill confidence and hope by providing life skills, mentoring, vocational opportunities, and self-advocacy. Champ Homes is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving individuals age 18 and older — many of whom are challenged by mental, physical, or emotional disabilities; and are recovering from addiction.

Transitional housing is an intermediate step between emergency shelters and permanent housing. It is more long-term (generally two years) and service-intensive than homeless shelters. The goal of the program is to get clients back on their feet and to a place of regained self-sufficiency. In the last 12 months, 65 percent of the Champ Homes clients who moved on from the program have successfully transitioned to long-term sustainable housing.

The program addresses immediate concerns such as hot showers, clean towels, clothing and toiletries, an address and mail services, one prepared meal a day and food to make their own breakfast and lunch. However, once participants have established a place here, the program goes much further. Participants work closely with a team of care coordinators to navigate housing applications, obtain employment, and learn how to advocate for themselves.

To learn more about Champ Homes and how you can become involved visit