Harvest House awarded $120,000 grant to support '2Gen' programs

Categories: Stories of Impact, COMMUNITY CARE: Preventing Homelessness, EMPOWERMENT AND SUCCESS: Career Development & Advancement,

Harvest House has received a $120,000, three-year grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide classroom equipment for the organization's Life Enrichment Campus and to support its "2Gen" Home Again programs that provide supportive housing for families experiencing homelessness.

“We are excited about our partnership with Harvest House for many reasons, but especially because of their commitment to a two-generation approach,” said Kirsten Russell, vice president of community impact at the Community Foundation. “[Harvest House] meets people exactly where they are, with love rather than judgment. This approach builds accountability and unlocks potential by coordinating equitable access to housing, education, and mental health supports.”

Home Again serves 108 parents and children with multiple barriers to sustainability across three campuses. In 2022, 70% of clients served came from homelessness or institutional settings and 86% exited to stable housing. For information, visit harvesthousecenters.org or call 941-953-3154.