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Safety Net Program grant helps Greer Relief focus on preventing eviction

Published on Monday, July 24, 2017

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The Spartanburg Regional Foundation presented Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robinson (second from left) an $8,000 grant for its Safety Net Program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Spartanburg Regional Foundation presented Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robinson (second from left) an $8,000 grant for its Safety Net Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research by sociologist Matthew Desmond, a professor at Harvard University, shows that eviction significantly more than job loss causes eviction.

Evictions not only exacerbate existing poverty, but also create new poverty.

Greer Relief’s Safety Net Program makes a concrete difference in the lives of those who face eviction in the greater Greer community. The goal of the program is to help identify core problems that are contributing to the risk of eviction and to address the issues together with neighbors in need for long-term success.

Case management is used to assess the situation to help stabilize the household's overall well-being. The program focuses on preventing eviction and keeping neighbors in their homes, through financial assistance for rent, utilities, and prescriptions.

Spartanburg Regional Foundation has generously gifted $8,000 to assist health challenged neighbors in need in the community. This grant will directly prevent homelessness by providing funding for intense case management and financial assistance. 

Greer Relief's mission and vision of turning neighbors in need into neighbors who thrive would go unfulfilled without the support of partners like Spartanburg Regional Foundation.

“Eviction has a devastating effect on a family and that’s extremely difficult to recover from,” said Caroline Robertson, Executive Director at Greer Relief. “We’re excited about the significant impact this funding will have on our Safety Net Program and those facing health related challenges in our community.”

For more information on the program or other ways to help our neighbors in need, contact Greer Relief at www.greerrelief.org, call (864) 848-5355, or come by J. Verne Smith Center, 202 Victoria Street, Greer.

 

 

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