Helping the families we serve not only succeed today but remain stable in their housing, financial capability and career paths tomorrow.
Workforce development. Partners in Housing. Financial capability. Health and wellness. Homelessness has many causes and housing stability involves many solutions. Family Promise Affiliates have developed and implemented more than 1,000 different programs that address every aspect of stabilization.
Some get to the heart of core needs, such as childcare and job training, families face in order to regain self-sufficiency. Other initiatives find ways to match the strengths of local volunteers and the interests of local corporations with the needs of our guests, like financial literacy and mentoring. Similarly, many initiatives build off core tenets of the foundational shelter program itself, leading to efforts like food assistance, furniture and clothing donation, and health and wellness programs.
Probably no community initiative is more vital than the many housing programs Affiliates run. Currently, more than 200 Affiliates nationwide serve individuals in housing programs, including Permanent Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and others. As of December 2018, Affiliates were providing nearly 2,000 beds outside of their emergency shelter programs to parents and their children.
But our goal is not simply getting families into housing; it is keeping them in housing.
Key to this is identifying needs specific to the local community and tapping into the diverse resources our volunteer pool and partnerships provide. The result is families no longer at risk of homelessness.
STABILIZATION SERVICES AT FPJ
Stabilization services provided at FPJ are offered to families or individuals that have completed one of our other programs or for those that don't meet qualifications for our other programs. Our goal at FPJ is to connect families and individuals to resources to help them be successful in not only housing but all aspects of life. In Stabilization Services we focus on individual needs and tailor our services to meet those needs. We partner with many other agencies in the Juneau community to assist families and individuals with support needed. Long term housing is always the objective and our case management component assists those in Stabilization Services to achieve goals that are related to continued housing.