Live Well - Graduate Program
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.
Our Live Well - Graduate Program assists our families who have graduated from the Rotational Shelter Program. We continue to provide case management, support groups, counseling, financial accountability and mentoring for up to 24 months after leaving the program. FPOCC has made a commitment to our families: we will continue to help them move forward in their journey to sustainable independence.
But our goal is not simply getting families into housing; it is keeping them in housing.
The key to this is identifying needs specific to our community and tapping into the diverse resources our volunteer pool and partnerships provide. The result is families no longer at risk of homelessness.
Specifically, we can provide:
Ongoing case management offering referrals and resources
Help with household items, food & holiday help (when available)
Financial assistance (when funding available)
Use of Day Center computers and printer by appointment
Notary services by appointment
In addition, our "Almost Home" program is for guests who have successfully completed the shelter program. This program can offer temporary, affordable housing for up to 12 months for guests who have successfully completed their case management goals. A limited number of homes are available to be used by a family to transition from the shelter to a more permanent, future residence. For other families unable to utilize the transitional homes, financial support may be available to assist them with rental and utility deposits and application fees.
Volunteers also play a vital role within our Live Well - Graduate Program. They are needed to provide a meal for support groups, assist with the children during meetings, or host a special event or outing to celebrate successes. Volunteer speakers who specialize in housing, credit counseling, parenting, decorating and other fun, informative topics are also needed for support group meetings and one-on-one interactions.