There are many ways to measure impact and we're constantly trying to find methods that capture the value of our work in the most accurate way.
Take a look at some of our data and research.
IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLNESS
Housing is a key social determinant of health.
Families adequately supported and brought together create a reduction in state custody and foster care costs
Smart policies create system-wide cost savings in emergency services, shelter, and healthcare costs
EQUITY & INCLUSION
Everyone deserves to be part of their community.
INCREASE SELF ESTEEM & SELF WORTH
People feel secure, healthy, and feel best when they belong, and have a safe and stable place to call home
People thrive when we remove barriers and create access to jobs, social interaction, and education
JUST THE NUMBERS
Total number of people housed since CHOM's inception
Number of people who have a place to call home right now
Percent of people in CHOM housing with some type of disability
CHOM also focuses on creating recovery residences. This type of supportive housing offers a balance of comprehensive support, structure, accountability, and real-world flexibility in encountering relapse.
Our recovery residences are MARR certified and include MAT. These very structured programs help people successfully rebuild their lives.
We help individuals integrate into mainstream society, obtain employment, establish more permanent residences, and live life to their optimal potential.
We present here some raw data from two of our recovery residences.
Women housed in two particular Recovery Residences to date
Women reunited with their children
Women have sustained remission from use of opioids
Women are currently permanently housed, including independent living situations
SYSTEM-WIDE COST SAVINGS
There is sufficient international research which has found that permanent supportive housing lowers overall system-wide costs. When not supported, certain people tend to ricochet through emergency rooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, jails, and police and rescue systems. Permanent supportive housing stabilizes lives and stops this pattern of expensive crises.
CHOM's Inclusive Housing Model embeds permanent supportive housing into larger, multi-family housing projects. This allows housing to effectively include people with the longest histories of homelessness - our Long Term Stayers.
The data below, from a research study conducted in 2015, demonstrates the efficacy of this housing model, pioneered at CHOM's Danforth on High project in Portland.