The goals of our program are to help guests find:

  1. Housing
  2. A source of increased income
  3. Access to health care


In the years of our program, the vast majority of our homeless guests have been women (sometimes with children) ranging in age from 20-85.  Circumstances that led to their homelessness include divorce, death of spouse or family, loss of job, spousal abuse, foreclosure or simply sky rocketing rent.


To date, our success rate has been 100% for health care, 55% for increased income and 70% for housing.

Potential aid to guests:

In cases, at the discretion of One Starfish board below assistance may be provided:

  • Financial gifts to insure vehicles are brought to legal standards.
  • Repair to vehicles.
  • Gas cards to seek employment or assistance in health issues.
  • Overnight stay in local motels.
  • Cell phone.


Help in moving out of state to a more affordable area with a safety net of family and/or friends.

Tia Fechter receives KSBW Jefferson Award