Champ Homes, a local non-profit providing transitional housing and support services to Cape Cod residents, recently received an additional $4,000.00 grant award from Cape Cod Five to further their mission and program delivery.

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, while building faith in one’s God, one’s self, in others and beyond.

The Champ Program is a proven approach to addressing homelessness on the Cape and they have proudly served nearly 3,000 individuals since opening their doors to Cape Cod residents in 1991 In 2018, of the Champ Homes clients who moved on from the program, 47% successfully transitioned to independent living. This program is unique to Cape Cod and strives to meet the individual needs of each client who seeks assistance.

Founded in 1989, Champ Homes is a faith-based, nondenominational 501(c)3 charity that provides supportive, sober, transitional housing to men and women, age 18 and older, on Cape Cod who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness — many of whom are challenged by mental, physical, or emotional disabilities and/or are recovering from addiction.

Transitional Housing is an intermediate step between emergency shelters and permanent housing. It is more long-term (generally 2 years) and service-intensive than homeless shelters.

Champ Homes believes in the value of providing a refuge where love, respect, and support enable each person to overcome the difficulties that led to their homelessness. It is through this caring, individualized program that participants can learn to thrive, sustain independent living, and become productive members of the community.

To learn more about Champ Homes and how you can become involved go to www.champhomes.org.