Homeward Bound’s housing and multi-phasic social services address the needs of the entire family, both children and parents. The thousands of families we’ve helped would be the first to say that building a strong and stable family is the cornerstone of being part of a strong and successful family.
Each phase of our 12 – 24 month culturally relevant, linguistically appropriate comprehensive program—starting with housing and client-centered case management and then progressing to employment, education and life skills training—gives our families the foundation of social skills and professional capabilities they need to live independent, successful and hopeful lives.
Homeward Bound families are provided with transitional housing that is safe and well-maintained. Each family is required to pay 30% of their adjusted gross income to assist with housing, utilities and social services.
Each family is assigned a Case Manager. The Case Manager works with each family to focus on budget, repairing credit and providing needed resources to achieve goals and obtain life skills. Case Managers also help the families filter through the maze of social services to find appropriate medical, dental, legal and financial assistance, as needed.
Employment services provides the Homeward Bound client with an expanded knowledge of obtaining and maintaining employment through professional guidance, resources, job seeking strategies and referrals for the unemployed and underemployed.
Homeward Bound provides hands-on training by local professionals and case management staff, both recognizing that employment is a key element in strengthening the future of the client’s ability to support their family and achieve self-reliance. Clients have access to computers, job readiness workshops, and job developer in upgrading and maintaining employment.
Program Services assists families in developing basic life skills and abilities. Numerous programs are offered including GED, budgeting, self-esteem, home maintenance, parenting, and time management. Families have access to emergency pantries (food, clothing, household items, diapers, etc.).
Referrals are offered to individuals, as well as families. In addition, on-site parenting classes and various support groups are available.
Kids Corner provides affordable and accessible on-site childcare in a nurturing and safe environment so parents may secure and maintain employment. Kids Corner is DHS licensed, and accepts DES. For more information, visit the Kids Corner page.