From the very beginning we have been concerned with building partnerships. Partners come from all segments of our community, from individuals to investment companies. Federal, state and local governments support our work financially and turn to us to address the concerns of some of the neediest segments of our community. Banks and investors provide the bricks and mortar for our buildings. Foundations and corporations lend backing to our resident services. Individuals and charitable groups add their support by giving their financial resources, their advocacy and the generous investment of their time and skill. Every single partner is important to Rural Neighborhoods for their support is leveraged not in mere dollars, but in the lives of the men, women and children who live in our communities.