THE NEED

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300

School-aged children are homeless in Baldwin County

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3200

Individual are in housing crisis in Mobile and Baldwin Counties

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18%

Of Dumas Wesley's current residents are from Baldwin County

THE PLAN

Baldwin Family Village will be a first of its kind in Baldwin County, Alabama.

The 13-unit facility will provide transitional housing and support services for women and children experiencing homelessness. The Baldwin Family Village will operate as a program of the Dumas Wesley Community Center and is slated to open in April, 2023.

The Dumas Wesley Community Center has been operating the Sybil Smith Family Village transitional housing program in Mobile since 1999. The Sybil Smith Family Village boasts an 88% success rate among residents moving into permanent housing. This statistic is 17% higher than the national average, according to HUD. Dumas Wesley will replicate the Sybil Smith Family Village model at the Baldwin Family Village, which is expected to house approximately 100 homeless women children annually.

At a time when so many lives are fractured, isolated and fearful--when bones feel dry and separated from the joy of home--imagine what it would mean for us to offer ourselves as a prayerful, hopeful refuge, to rise up with courage, as visible agents of lasting change!

Mother and Daughter

THE ORGANIZATION

The Baldwin Family Village Foundation, a 501(c)3, is the fundraising arm of Baldwin Family Village (BFV), a newly established transitional housing program for homeless women and children in Baldwin County.  Via BFV’s 6-12-month program, the first of its kind in Baldwin County, it is estimated that 100 women and children will be served annually.

Board of directors

Darren McClellan, Senior Pastor, Fairhope United Methodist Church

Kate Carver, Executive Director, Dumas Wesley Community Center
 

Class of 2023

Anne Meyercord

Jennifer Myrick

Barker Stein

 

Class of 2024

Sandy Folan

Jim Gates

Mark Mathias

 

Class of 2025

Elizabeth Hammock
Steve Pearson

Becky Tate