From the moment families enter the door at Found House, they are provided with not just everyday needs such as food and clothing, but also services to propel them to long-term success. For caregivers, this might mean help connecting with various government benefits programs and employment assistance. For children, this means transportation to school, after-school programming, therapeutic programs, developmental resources, and play. Some of Found House’s key Emergency Shelter program objectives are:
- Address the basic needs of families experiencing homelessness;
- Create an individualized case management plan to address family needs and map a path out of homelessness;
- Give children access to opportunities to learn, build pro-social skills and relationship and decrease stress;
- Support parents/caregivers in addressing their children’s academic, developmental, emotional and social needs;
- Build the therapeutic effectiveness and long-term sustainability of Found House programs via training and partnerships that engage the community.
Found House’s Emergency Shelter Program meets the basic needs of families, while helping them to obtain permanent housing and plan and prepare for brighter futures. With the support of over 100 congregational partners, representing people of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian faiths, volunteers put their faith into action to provide overnight lodging and meals to families.