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HOW celebrated its annual Day of Giving on Wednesday, August 25th to commemorate the organization's founding 38 years ago. The day featured a live showing of Rx Housing: Lived Experiences which gave viewers the opportunity to hear from clients as they shared their stories and the ways in which stable housing affects a person's health and wellbeing. 

This year's topic:
Rx Housing - Lived Experiences

HOW achieved its $10,000 goal, raising $13,800. As a result the agency qualified for a $10,000 matching gift! Thank you to all those who helped HOW reach its goal. 


If HOW raises $10,000 through its Day of Giving the agency will receive a $10,000 matching gift! HOW only receives these funds if we make our goal so donate now!

HOW utilizes the Housing First model which prioritizes providing housing to people experiencing homelessness before addressing other existing barriers to their wellbeing. We know that healing begins at home. 


$10,000.00 goal 


Through firsthand accounts, HOW's Rx Housing: Lived Experiences speaker session will demonstrate the ways in which housing is a protective factor and plays a vital role a person's mental and physical wellbeing. Watch Rx Housing: Lived Experiences (see video above!).

Want to learn more about the interplay between health and housing? Take some time to engage with the material in our Learning Guide.

Help spread the word by inviting your network to participate in HOW's Day of Giving.  Follow HOW on social media to receive selected content and encourage others to donate and learn. By doing so you will become an advocate of HOW's efforts to create a more equitable housing landscape. 

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Want to take it a step further? Individuals looking to engage their networks in conversation about the intersection of health and housing can become a HOW Ambassador. Ambassadors will invite friends, neighbors, and community members to watch HOW's Rx Housing: Lived Experiences session and then facilitate a discussion among the group using materials provided by HOW. ​ Learn more here.


"Receiving the key to our apartment was the greatest day ever. It meant me being able to truly relax, be at ease, and finish my cancer treatment. It meant healing and recuperating in our own home. It meant not having to go back to a shelter again."

Education Session
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