Boyertown Area Creative Housing (BACH) provides transitional housing and support for families in the Boyertown Area who are homeless or near homeless. In addition to providing housing, the goal of the BACH program is to equip parents with skills that will enable them to better provide for their families when they leave the program. As a result, parents are required to seek further education or job training while in residence at the BACH house.
The result of these efforts are that many single-parent families and abused, single mothers are able to get on their feet and become self-sufficient and productive members of society.
Their biggest stumbling block, Moyer and Graver admit, is fund-raising. “The United Way of the Boyertown Area is by far our biggest benefactor. We send letters to churches and other local organizations and sometimes we get donations from that. We also get private donations. But it’s hard. We’re feeling the squeeze just like everybody else.”