The single fastest-growing segment of homelessness in the United States is children. In Forsyth County, while overall homelessness is decreasing, family homelessness, both as a percentage of total homelessness and in actual numbers, continues to rise

The Salvation Army announces the inaugural Hands and Hearts of Women Luncheon to benefit the residents of Forsyth County’s ONLY family emergency homeless residence at the Center of Hope. Tuesday, May 15th, hundreds of area women who are committed to fighting family homelessness will gather at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to support The Salvation Army Center of Hope Family Residence. The goal of the event is to raise funding for the immediate needs of providing safe shelter, nourishing meals, and loving staff to care for and support the children and families living at the Center of Hope.

The Hands and Hearts of Women Luncheon is an event powered by women who are passionate about helping mothers and families escape homelessness and intergenerational poverty. 

Salvation Army Area Commander Major Stan Colbert says, “Family homelessness is a growing problem for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Salvation Army is honored to be a part of the effort to fight this scourge but we cannot do it alone. We are very thankful for the women driving this event. Their efforts are truly a blessing.”

Click here for more information about the Hands and Hearts of Women event.