Welcome Housing provides a better beginning for newly arrived refugees through transitional housing, hospitality, and relationship building. Upon arrival to Boise, guests stay an average of 3 weeks in a furnished and affordable temporary home with a host family nextdoor until an apartment is found. Launched in December 2016, LEAP operates 3 Welcome Houses and is in a capital campaign to purchase 3 units. At half the cost of a hotel, our 126 guests have saved $1,200 per family with a total savings of over $30,000.
A BETTER BEGINNING FOR NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES
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“Feeling welcome is so important because if you don’t feel welcome you feel fear, and fear is a barrier to integration. Welcome Housing gives a first impression. My clients know that this is an affordable service, and when they are provided with a home, and a greeting, and financial relief--this makes them feel acceptable in Boise. This allows them to take steps to integrate faster in Boise.”