Families are the most vulnerable to losing housing the first year after experiencing an episode of homelessness. We recognize the inherent opportunity to not only focus on building the assets to increase housing stability, but to also address areas that directly impact stability, like barriers to positive health, educational, and economic outcomes.
The underlying causes of homelessness are not alleviated simply by providing housing. The most successful road back to financial and housing stability includes resources and tools for families to achieve long-term independence. Our Stabilization Program provides a variety of services, from family mentoring to case management, that helps ensure families do not slip back into homelessness. It provides families a basis for security and stability that separates families from poverty and allows them and their children to aspire to the future every child deserves.
The program provides in-home comprehensive case management for each family for a year after they rehouse themselves following an episode of homelessness. These services include case management, solution-focused therapy, and life skills training. Because our goal is to make sure families are able to maintain housing, we also provide financial coaching, advocacy, and tenancy education. Through empowering and educating families, we have consistently seen over 95% of families served through our Stabilization Program remain stably housed at the end of the first year of services!