Pathway to Housing

Emergency shelter, food and case management

Pathway to Housing is an emergency shelter program that provides temporary housing, food, and intensive case management services to families’ already experiencing homelessness. Shelter space is very limited due to COVID 19.

Our shelter program cannot currently accept single individuals.

How it works: Families are referred by the Board of Social Services, previous guests, clergy, other service agencies and self-referral. When a potential guest makes the initial phone call, a preliminary assessment is performed by the Case Management Team to determine eligibility. If the family is eligible for emergency shelter services and there are openings, an in-person interview is scheduled.

During the interview, the Executive Director of Programs & Services reviews extensively guest policies, procedures and expectations. Together, the Director and the family develop a Success Plan that establishes the goals and action steps the family will accomplish while they are in the program. Case Management sessions are required weekly to monitor progress on goals and help families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.

Family Promise provides supportive services tailored to meet the individual needs of each respective family unit. Our Case Management Team coordinates the service delivery for families to obtain identification, childcare, school enrollment, transportation, financial literacy training, and other vital resources necessary to promote the long-term goal of self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Our goal is not simply getting families into housing; it is keeping them in housing.

 

And it works!  85% of our families successfully complete the program within a 2 month period of time.

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