Serving Families With Minor Children
What makes Always Home unique is that we only serve families with minor children and we work proactively to prevent homelessness before it happens. Our programs are designed to:
Problem-solve with families to find solutions to their housing crisis;
Reduce the number of families being evicted or spending time in the stressful state of emergency shelter or homelessness; and
Give families opportunities to build housing stability and resiliency.
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Shelter is Never a Destination
Case management is the primary tool Always Home's staff uses to secure a family's housing and prevent homelessness or shelter stays. We work alongside parents to:
Develop housing stabilization plans
Provide budget counseling
Foster communication between the tenant and landlord
Improve tenancy skills
Families who need assistance to preserve existing housing situations or create new ones may receive one-time help with security deposits, first month's rents, current rents and/or past-due rents. By intervening early in a family's housing crisis, when they are behind on rent or need help with a car repair or childcare costs, we help families overcome their housing crisis and build better housing stability going forward.