The Family Housing Program provides short-term supportive housing for intact families at risk of losing their children due to lack of housing or the inability to clothe or feed their children.
The Children’s Home provides a safe place for these families to live, and we also offer supportive budget and employment counseling, as well as other services to help the families heal and thrive. Our homes are available for families with single or married parents who have at least one child at or under the age of 17 in their care.
Families leave with the skills to achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency, so that they stay together and lead healthy, safe and stable lives.
- They go into their own home.
- They obtain a reliable job.
- Parents and children are thriving as a family.
How does the program work?
The Children’s Home provides a fully-furnished home on our campus, which is a neighborhood setting including recreational facilities and shared space. The family lives there until they achieve their mutually agreed upon goals, which is on average 6-18 months. Residents do not pay rent and the length of stay is based on client needs, rather than a defined period of time.
We remove the barrier of homelessness, and provide support in the following key areas to help the family move toward self-sufficiency:
- Broaden parenting skills
- Improve financial management skills
- Provide career coaching
- Provide spiritual support
- Advance educational opportunities
Children’s Home staff advocate for the family; teach the family; and provide guidance, motivation, counsel, and constructive feedback. We view our residents as the expert on their family and what they need, and they take a leadership role in achieving their goals.
Why the Children’s Home?
We are a faith-based ministry that serves all clients regardless of religion, gender, age and race. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and Eagle. We are one of the few ministries that serves homeless families with two parents.
For further information and eligibility requirements, call the Family Housing Line: (404) 327-5872.