Down Home's mission is to provide furnishings and decor for families transitioning from homelessness into housing.
Say “Down Home”, and your mind will likely start singing lines from one of Alabama's hit songs. Go ahead, bust it out, “Where they know you by name and treat you like family.” Down Home's official mission is to provide furnishings and décor for families and individuals transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. Our deeper purpose is to turn an empty space into a place to embrace, breath, feel safe and secure, and empower families and individuals to dream big, be determined to succeed, be involved in community, and break the cycle of homelessness. Everyone deserve to go home to blankets and couches and pillows and mattresses that provide comfort, and they shouldn’t have to choose between paying rent or providing those comforts.
We aspire to empower lives one home at a time.
"On October 22, 2015, (Fargo-Moorhead) shelter providers counted 419 homeless people in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs. An additional 172 homeless people (including 21 children with their parents) were identified who were not staying in any formal shelter or housing program, for a total of 591 homeless people (376 in Fargo and 215 in Moorhead). There were 60 families counted in the 2015 study, including 51 in shelters and 9 in non-shelter locations.
These families included 127 children under age 18."
"Because time-specific counts and surveys are not able to completely enumerate all people experiencing homelessness in any given geographical area, the numbers represented in this report should be considered a minimum."
(Homelessness in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, Wilder Research, September 2016).