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Helping families breakdown barriers

Sept. 25, 2019

“Pain and hurt would enter through our doors, yes, but healing and hope would be shared back out into the world,” Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern’s president & CEO emeritus said at the July opening of the Blackburn Center.

We thank Ed and so many other leaders in our community who give families of all kinds opportunities to feel hopeful as they navigate the daily challenges of life, especially when seemingly insurmountable obstacles stand in the way.

Through this year’s Safe and Stable Families grants, we’re continuing to provide philanthropic resources for supportive housing, as well as culturally specific and responsive services that help families breakdown barriers, pursue new opportunities, and instill hope.

We believe all families deserve a quality of life that includes a safe place to live, as well as access to education, food, mental health services, family-wage jobs, and creative cultural experiences. And we recognize that many people of color, our neighbors in rural communities and those experiencing poverty have been impacted by discrimination and lack of opportunity, often preventing them from realizing their dreams.

We care about the safety and stability of families and will continue to work with the community to help them reach their full potential.