LEAP Charities is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was started by the owners of Property People, a Boise real estate company, who wanted to use their housing expertise and love for Boise to provide creative affordable housing solutions. LEAP’s vision is to see communities transformed with hope, connection, and secure housing.
LEAP currently operates two major services focused on solving the affordable housing crisis in Boise. The home is the nucleus of life and without sufficient affordable options, many Boiseans are forced to give too much of their income to rent with little left for their families.
Welcome Housing: Since December 2016, guests have found refuge in our fully furnished, warmly hosted Welcome Housing units, which serve as a soft landing to newly arrived refugees and others in need of transitional housing. Two Welcome Houses have served over 100 guests who save $850 per family, with total savings of +$18,000.
Yes You Can: The ‘Yes You Can’ Homeownership Program connects clients with community providers of housing counseling, housing education, and financial assistance programs to ensure the home buying process is an empowering and affordable experience. Unlike other homeowner programs, clients benefit from attentive mentorship from a housing specialist-realtor team who champion them on from dream to doorstep. Established in October 2017, ‘Yes You Can’ currently has 23 clients engaged in the homebuying process anywhere from making goals to closing on their first home.
Find out ways you can get involved!
Corpus Christi House (CCH) is the only daytime service center for the homeless in Boise. While the homeless may sleep at River of Life, Interfaith Sanctuary, or at camp sites, CCH is the place they go during the day. We welcome between 75 and 150 guests daily. We provide restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, phones, a mailing address, computers, haircuts, clothing, and a central location for social interactions.
CCH is an inter-denominational ministry. We are funded primarily through individual and Church donations. And we need your help! As the Treasure Valley grows, so has our homeless population. The purpose of this contact is three-fold:
- Provide you with some links to learn a bit more about CCH.
- Let you know how your Church could get involved.
- Propose some next steps.
These 4 links will show you a little more about who we are and what we do:
- Brief video describing CCH: (Link)
- CCH Website: (Link)
- CCH Brochure: (Link)
- CCH Facebook page (Link)
Churches get involved in a variety of ways:
- Volunteers are trained and help serve meals, work in the office or with our children’s group.
- Youth groups have helped on special work days, or in organizing drives for clothes and hygiene items. One youth group proposed, designed and painted a mural on our patio wall.
- Provide awareness of our ministry by posting a link to our newsletter in their Church’s bulletin/newsletter/website.
- Financial support through individual or congregational donations.
- Organize drives to collect basic necessities (hygiene items, socks, coffee, …).
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