Our four programs provide a continuum of support to families in varying stages of housing instability, from shelter services to transitional support to preventing the loss of a family’s home. We are distinct in our approach to addressing housing issues in three primary ways:
- We emphasize a community approach to solving the crisis of family homelessness. We use the existing resource of empty congregational classrooms to house our families, and call upon the kindness and generosity of scores of individuals in the communities we serve to provide meals, professional advice, overnight staffing, and supportive companionship for families in crisis.
- We provide intensive case management that is focused on identifying the root causes of our families’ homelessness or near eviction and addressing those challenges in a systematic, goal-oriented manner, in order to ensure long-term, sustainable change.
- We evaluate and accept families into our programs primarily based on their motivation to change. We believe that families from all backgrounds and experiences can work their way into a better future if they are focused, goal-oriented, and hard-working.