In 1987, when HELP USA constructed its first residence, HELP I , homeless shelters typically looked like prisons and offered limited supportive services. These conditions afforded clients with little hope for a better life. HELP USA became a benchmark against which all future housing facilities would be judged after HELP I was recognized by the United States Congress as a national model.
Building on this success, HELP USA has developed 30 residences nationwide, each one providing architectural aesthetics and comprehensive supportive services to the homeless and populations at risk of becoming homeless.
HELP USA offers transitional housing for formerly homeless individuals and families, permanent affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, and emergency housing for individuals and families in crisis. Specifically tailored facilities are available for families affected by HIV/AIDS, veterans with multiple barriers to independent living, and victims of domestic violence and their families.