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    SHIELDS Housing Corporation provides healthcare, counseling, and education services to extremely at-risk individuals.

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    SHIELDS Goal: Promote family reunification and support families remaining intact in the community

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    SHIELDS Goal: Strengthen families through the provision of comprehensive and collaborative services

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    SHIELDS Goal: Improve the general well-being of families through comprehensive health programs and preventative social services

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    SHIELDS Goal: Encourage self-sufficiency and economic independence

SHIELDS Housing Corporation

SHIELDS Housing Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare, counseling, and education services to extremely at-risk individuals in the low-income area of Lynwood, CA.

SHIELDS also provides an after-school program for children and services for women and children in relation to pregnancy, child care, health, and abuse.

Clearinghouse CDFI’s long-term financing for this project was made possible through $100 million in bond funds Clearinghouse CDFI recently received through the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program.

“Clearinghouse worked hand-in-hand with SHIELDS Housing Corporation, when no one else would, to assist us with the purchase of a new building that will house desperately needed services to benefit pregnant mothers and families with young children in Compton and Watts. I don’t know what we would have done without their support.”
- Kathryn Icenhower, CEO of SHIELDS for Families
Financing Provided:
$1.26 Million
Location:
Lynwood, CA
Impact:
7,000 Families Served Annually
350 Full-Time Staff Jobs
Purpose:
Critical Services for extremely at-risk individuals in a low-income area
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