Habitat for Humanity Okanagan currently serves 34 families in the Okanagan region, and are preparing to move 12 more families into homes in Lake Country. We partnered with Launch Okanagan early last year to give these families a solid financial understanding before they make the biggest purchase of their lives — their first home.
The 8-session monthly program that was set up by Jennifer Robins for all our families to attend has been incredibly successful. We have had families who have lowered their debt load due to a better understanding of debt and credit card use, and we also have a single mother who has signed up for the Launch Okanagan Matching Program, and is now saving that money for her childrens’ future education.
We hope to be able to partner with Launch Okanagan for many years; not only for future homeowners, but also for our current families who may need additional financial guidance, which Launch Okanagan offers to them on a one-to-one basis.
Family Services Manager
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan