Spare Key provides mortgage assistance to families in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota who have a child with a serious illness or critical injury requiring hospitalization.

Here are statistics on the children and families we serve:

Types of Illness/Injuries Spare Key has helped since 1997

Spare Key Illnesses Served

Income of families Spare Key has helped since 1997

Spare Key Income of Families Helped

96% of families said Spare Key’s grant provided them with financial stability.

82% of families said Spare Key’s grant allowed them to afford non-medical expenses (I.e., eating out, hotels, parking, gas, etc.).

90% of families said Spare Key’s grant helped them stay current on their housing payments.

86% of families said Spare Key’s grant allowed them to pay other necessary bills.

87% of families said Spare Key’s grant allowed them to be more involved in their child’s care.

96% of families said Spare Key’s grant helped them effectively cope with a stressful situation.

60% of families said without Spare Key’s grant, they would not have had any other financial support during their child’s hospitalization.

50% of families said they would not have been able to pay their mortgage without Spare Key’s grant.

87% of families said Spare Key’s grant allowed them to spend more time with their child in the hospital.

From 1997-2011, Spare Key helped 1,381 families with $1,488,625.17 in housing grants.

From 2012-2016, Spare Key helped 1,638 families with $1,503,719.11 in housing grants.

Spare Key prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy may be directed to Spare Key Executive Director Erich Mische: Erich@sparekey.org.

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