Residents have access to a variety of internal and external programs designed to help them address the issues that result in homelessness. During their stay in our shelter, residents may participate in several or all components of our program. Program participation is determined through case management.
Guidance, access to resources and accountability are key components of success. Case management is the core of how our shelter program operates to provide these tools.
Work Skills Development
Many of the families coming to Open House Ministries for help need assistance finding employment, developing or re-learning basic work skills or building a resume. Residents work with an on-site job coach to address employment-related issues.
Educational services are available to Open House Ministries’ residents and to their children. At Open House Ministries, we are fortunate to have community partners who make this program possible.
Internal programs help residents understand the fundamentals of healthy behaviors in interpersonal relationships, thought processes, parenting, and employability.
In order to help residents make the most of their opportunity at Open House Ministries, we provide on-site, licensed daycare for children (3+ months).
Providing transitional support is a crucial piece of helping residents find success in a post-shelter situation. Families who have had poor rental histories, bad debt and legal problems have trouble finding housing even when they have made significant progress.