A two-year partnership between the District and Steps4Life Community Services is showing a 75% success rate in helping people get back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. The District in 2019 entered into a mutually beneficial partnership to provide a house for the nonprofit’s transitional programming in exchange for help establishing a homeless policy and training for district employees. To date, 25 people have successfully graduated from the program, with many enjoying self-sufficiency and employment with local businesses. Eight participants have either left the program or been transferred to higher levels of care.
Twenty-five people have graduated from the transitional programming offered by Steps4Life at this District-owned house. Steps4Life works with a number of organizations, including Redlands Police Department, Redlands Family Services, Mental Health Systems, Inc., Inland Valley Recovery Services, and Youth Hope. For more information, visit www.steps4lifetoday.org.