Since 1992, Model Cities has provided Supportive Housing services to homeless families experiencing numerous barriers including multiple episodes of homelessness, mental health, chemical dependency and domestic violence. In addition to providing a decent, safe and stable place to live and raise their children, families residing at one of our five supportive housing sites also receive intensive case management services. These services consist of ongoing assessment of needs and barriers, follow-up and support around accessing appropriate services, and life skills development.
From the initial intake and throughout the program, Model Cities uses a holistic approach to intensive case management services that includes the entire family. All coordinated services are designed to strengthen and stabilize the family unit in a way that creates a strong working relationship between staff and the families. Supportive services include:
- Early and ongoing primary care referrals
- Family support and mental health services
- Chemical health support and aftercare
- Parenting and anticipatory guidance
- Independent living skills
- Work readiness/career planning
- Financial literacy services
Through case management and services, Model Cities Supportive Housing Services contributes to reducing the damaging effects that homelessness has on children and families.