Community Needs : Employment Skills, Family Support Services, Homelessness, Housing Assistance
The grant provided gap funding for the salary of one case manager for one year for its Homelessness Prevention Program until future funding can be found.Transition House provides capable and motivated families with children, with residential services and life tools designed to alleviate poverty, and restore self-sufficiency and dignity. Because of a recent emergency project, the Homelessness Prevention Program did not have a case manager. Our gift supported a case manager to meet one-on-one with at-risk families to craft solutions for their housing problems, enhance overall educational program offerings, do marketing and outreach, and research rental assistance programs designed to assist families in retaining their present housing. Evaluations assessed the client's ability to remain in permanent housing at six month and one year intervals after leaving the program.