CATCH, Inc., a non-profit re-housing agency with programs in Ada and Canyon counties, will announce a regional expansion effort at the grand opening of its new headquarters in Boise at 503 S. Americana Blvd. on Thursday, October 4th from 3:00-5:00.
Tonight in the Treasure Valley, more than 100 families with children are homeless and living in local shelters or otherwise precariously housed, said Greg Morris, Founder and Executive Director of CATCH, Inc. Thanks to the generosity of community partners and individual donors, our ability to increase the numbers of families served in Ada and Canyon County, as well as prepare for expansion into other cities, could not have come at a better time.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has recently partnered with CATCH, Inc. to increase the numbers of families served in the Treasure Valley and beyond. To date, CATCHs success rate of permanently re-housing families is consistently above 85% percent in both counties, making it one of the most successful homeless response programs in the country.
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Charitable Assistance To Communitys Homeless was originally developed by Morris and launched locally by the City of Boise in November 2006. In August of 2009, Morris worked with Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas to launch CATCH of Canyon County, which serves Nampa and Caldwell. In 2010, CATCH, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Idaho corporation by a consortium of Treasure Valley community partners. In 2011, CATCH, Inc.s Board of Directors separated its mission from, and remains independent from the City of Boise.
CATCH, Inc. operates two current programs in the Treasure Valley - CATCH of Ada County and CATCH of Canyon County and employs licensed social workers in both programs.
The CATCH model partners together local congregations, area businesses, regional government and the United Way to provide rental assistance and intensive case management for homeless families for up to six months. CATCH, Inc. also provides furniture and household items for all families, who are being referred by local emergency homeless shelters. For more information on the mission of CATCH: www.catchprogram.org.