programs and services
Our 99 hotel-style emergency shelter housing units for children and families experiencing homelessness include a bathroom, beds, basic furniture, and a door families can lock behind them to feel safe. Three nutritious meals are served daily in our cafeteria, and diapers and other basic necessities are provided free of charge. After immediate basic needs are met, families are ready to use the following comprehensive Family Support Services to move towards self-sufficiency.
Family advocates use a strengths-based, client-centered approach working one-on-one with families to address their barriers, building relationships, providing support, and connecting them to community resources for housing, financial assistance, legal, medical, dental, and other services to empower them to return to self-sufficiency.
Culinary Arts Training
This 13-week program combines classroom and hands-on training, preparing graduates to obtain stable jobs in the high-demand food services industry. Apply for culinary arts training.
Early Childhood Development Program
An on-site, licensed, 4-star Parent Aware rated and NECPA Nationally Accredited program serves our youngest guests in four classrooms, providing developmentally appropriate curriculum and related assessments, focusing on areas of development and kindergarten readiness that may be adversely affected by homelessness.
Employment Advocates work with guests to assess their skills and work history, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, complete job applications, and connect them to job training resources.
Family Fridays bring families together to enjoy activities such as movies, board games, bingo, monthly birthday parties, or other special events.
Classes such as “Money in the Bank” teach adults basic financial skills including budgeting, savings, and professional communications skills.
After school and evening programs for youth including one-on-one tutoring, homework assistance, and enrichment activities that promote social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.
This program works with parents to educate them on typical child development, parenting resources, behavior management, and other related topics and connect parents with community resources.
Ten two-bedroom apartments provide affordable housing to families with multi-level barriers to self-sufficiency. Families can take advantage of many of our on-site programs and services.
Technology Resource Center
The Technology Resource Center fosters computer literacy and provides computer access for job and housing searches and personal communication activities, such as email and social media.