CLIENT SUCCESS STORY
2/21/21 - Thanks to our partnership with 27J schools, we were able to move a family in crisis into our Family Emergency Shelter. A 27J school liaison contacted Almost Home due to a concern with a family of 7 living in unsafe and unsanitary living conditions. They were staying in an RV without any plumbing or heat and the RV was infested with mice.
Our Housing Navigator immediately admitted this family of 2 adults and 5 children into our largest room in the shelter. The family was motivated to make their stay at the Emergency Shelter short and began working to obtain permanent housing almost immediately.
While in the Emergency Shelter, the family was able to save several paychecks, as the father works full-time. Almost Home assisted with clothing, baby necessities and stability to attend on-line school.
In addition, Almost Home supported the family with other systemic needs, and we referred the parents to parenting classes through Adams County.
We are pleased to share that this family successfully moved into their own 3-bedroom apartment in Brighton. With the father’s income, the family is on track to fully maintain their rental. They will receive follow up services and case management for the next 90-days to ensure that they have the resources and the support to reach long-term self-sufficiency.
YOUR donations make client success stories like this possible! Thank you to our funders, sponsors & donors for providing us the funds needed to help families move towards self-sufficiency and obtain permanent, safe and affordable housing.
Our friends at Orchard Church partnered with Almost Home to give a shelter client a holiday that was truly filled with blessings for her and her children. Thank you Orchard Church for reaching out to us to help one of our clients get back on the road to self-sufficiency.
CLIENT SUCCESS STORY!
This family was comprised of two parents, with five children. The family stayed at our shelter for 30 days. Within the first week of staying at our shelter, our case manager had them apply for food stamps and medicaid, (With a family of 7, you can imagine that the grocery bills are always high!) both of which were awarded to them. During their stay, they were able to save money for their deposit and first month's rent. They were also refered to the Adam's County Workforce Center and begin taking classes on budgeting and a first home buyers class to gain knowledge on steps to become home owners.On day 30 in our shelter, the family was able to obtain permanent housing that they could afford on their own.