CityHouse Delray Beach

Our Story 
 
The story of CityHouse began with a few families who were providing temporary shelter for children through a program called Safe Families. This program helps divert children from being placed in the child welfare system while the mothers seek to reestablish themselves so that once again they may care for their own children. Effective care was provided to the children apart from their mothers, while a desire to do more for their mothers was ignited.

Over time, it became clear that if more emphasis could be placed on the family unit rather than just the children, these single mothers in need would have better opportunities to develop healthy lifestyles enabling them to provide sustainable, loving and proper care to their children. We established CityHouse in 2014 to provide long-term, transformational assistance to mothers and their children.

“I chose to volunteer at CityHouse because I was drawn to the cause they support, helping single displaced mothers and children. CityHouse isn’t just another non-profit organization. They’re a family of inclusive and loving people that dedicate their time to help our community members in need. Volunteering at CityHouse has opened my eyes to the fact we all have the ability whether it’s big or small to positively impact someone’s life.”

– CityHouse Volunteer

CityHouse’s program is designed to instill life-changing skills, values, and character into the women we serve.

TESTIMONIAL

“My life was upside down before coming to live at CityHouse with my daughter. Not only was it complicated, but it was a complete void; filled with emptiness and despair because we were ‘homeless’. I was ashamed and felt that I would bring shame to my family, in which, my family instilled in me, to put God first, work hard, and achieve my education, but it wasn’t enough. I felt ashamed. 

After months of struggling to find shelter, we transitioned to CityHouse. My overall experience with CityHouse has been exceptional. The staff here at CityHouse paved the way for me to leave with confidence and pride. In a matter of weeks, I was enrolled back in college and finished my bachelor’s degree and landed an intern position at the State Attorney’s office. The good and positive things living here were fun gatherings, bible studies, and watching my daughter grow up in a safe environment. During my time here, I have definitely changed. I have become a better mother and provider for my daughter, all because CityHouse welcomed and believed in me. I just want to thank everyone for their support for CityHouse and for giving me the opportunity to get back on my feet.”

– Hannah

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