Colorado Homeless Families
Primary Care Area: Homelessness and Housing
Secondary Care Area: Family Assistance
What We Do...
Provides transitional housing and the following supportive services: case management, counseling, educational seminars, support group meetings, food bank; clothing to homeless families with children.
In the details...
Prior to immigrating to the United States, Papy was a Medical Doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In fact, he was the head of the Health District of Ingende, a town in the northeast portion of their country. Even though he was a doctor, being able to provide a bright future for their three kids was uncertain. In 2014, their life changed for the better. They were able to immigrate to the US because they won a diversity lottery visa. It was a huge opportunity to leave their country where the political system did not give much chance to thrive. They left everything behind to pursue a dream. The transition was very hard for their family but got easier with the help of CHF. They heard about CHF from friends who were part of CHF. Their goals were to improve their English, and Papy was seeking a master's degree in public health. The Boyamba’s graduated to self-sufficiency in the summer of 2018! Their English is now improved through ESL classes they did through Red Rocks Community College. Papy is still working on his MPH at the University of Colorado. Nathalie and Papy have jobs and continue to work very hard. Upon leaving CHF, they purchased their first home. Papy says: “For all of the CHF community, I can just encourage them to work hard in order to reach their goals and never give up. Also, to use any resource available in CHF to be successful. Thank you to the CHF staff who helped us during the time we spent together.”
Make An Impact...
help us stock our food bank
help to provide case management
help a family with counseling