· Congregational Shelter- Our initial program and employs a volunteer network of host and support congregations.
· Keeping the Promise-- “post-shelter” program. This involves a continuing case management effort with the families which can include some of the following:
o Continuing education to help the families become more stable
o Rental subsidies—directly and through a cooperative program with local landlords which is under development.
· Access Point—Function as a part of the Oneby1 Coordinated Entry System which provides the initial intact with homeless families with children. Involves a referral to the appropriate agency to provide assistance.
· Master Case Management—Participates as a part of the coordinated Family Haven Alliance. FHA is a county wide organization of the Master Case Managers from the key agencies in Sarasota County providing coordinated assistance to homeless families.
o Emergency Shelter—Provides short-term hotel nights if other emergency shelters are full.
o Diversion & Prevention—Effort to help families that are not homeless yet to help them find opportunities to avoid homelessness.
o Rental Assistance and Coordinated Landlord Effort