The Greeley Family House is a program that assist families who are experiencing homelessness find - and keep - permanent housing. The program begins with sheltering the families at The House for up to 60 days and continues to case manage them up to 2 years after they find permanent housing.
The GFH Board is a strong, dedicated group of community leaders, providing the staff with just the right amount of support and direction to fulfill the work of our mission. They further show their support by putting substantial effort into making all our fundraisers, including our signature event, Summerfest highly successful. The Board's support makes my leadership that much easier.
A growing affordable housing crisis in northern Colorado consumes much of our work in community organizing and advocacy. With a vacancy rate hovering around 2%, most of the population served is really struggling to find and maintain permanent affordable housing. Rents have increased dramatically making our work to move families into housing much more challenging.
Support from the local community-through individual donors and businesses has never been more important in helping fight homelessness in the Weld County community than it is now. Please consider becoming a Friend of the House - your $30/month donation keeps 1 family safely sheltered for 1 night.
Thank you in advance for your support of The Greeley Family House
- Nancy Wiehagen Executive Director
My name is Joseph, and my wife of 9 years is Rose. We were employed in Texas, aswell as caregivers to my mother, who passed away. We decided to move to Greeley to be close to Rose’s family. We lived with Rose’s family for a brief period but had to move out due to the smallness of the house.
We found the Greeley Family House and applied for shelter. While at the shelter, I became employed, and we got permanent housing under the GFH’s rapid rehousing program. We found an affordable 2-bedroom apartment. We have kept employment, housing, and budget to the point that we are able to exit the subsidized rent by the end of August.
Our case manager has taught us how to budget, avoid impulses pending, and reduce our monthly living expenses. We’ve paid off old bills and even saved money to purchase a used car. We will continue to pay rent and live in our current apartment after the program ends. Thank you, Greeley Family House.”
We are Gustavo & Arabella. We have an 18-year-old son finishing high school. Wemoved from Texas to Colorado for work, until Gustavo became ill and could nolonger work. Unfortunately, our family in Greeley could not help us and we becamehomeless. We were referred to the Greeley Family House, who accepted us intotheir program.
Since I (Arabella) can work, we were qualified to move into the Camfield Corner apartments, where we have nice 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and 1 garage apartment.
I am grateful that Greeley family House has been there for me and my family. Without the help of Greeley Family House, I do not know what we would have done during a trying time such as Gustavo’s illness. While participating in the program, I budget and save money. Thank you again Greeley Family House for being here when my family needed you most."
My family was struck by tragedy and the emotional trauma required we separate from family. My primary focus was to find a safe and secure place for me and my family. We found this sense of safety at the Greeley Family House. The GFH allowed me to find a new path and feel confident I can raise my children on my own. Without this assistance, I was lonely, lost and not sure I was able to do so. Making it even worse, I was laid off before entering the shelter and did not have time to look for a new position. Once housing was stable, I looked for work and found a position at a bakery, which I love and am still working there. GFH further helped me by offering me an apartment at Camfield Corner apartments.
The past 2 years I have worked so hard to stabilize my children, who are doing well in school, playing sports and healing. My oldest recently graduated from high school and is continuing her education at AIMS Community College. We recently received a permanent housing voucher, which means our family will have housing forever.
Thank you so much, Megan. Tears are just flowing down my cheeks; you guys have been so amazing to my family and me. We are so grateful for everything you guys have done for us. Thank you Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."