What Agape Memphis is Doing to Prevent Homelessness
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-HousingHomeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing program (HPRP) is designed to prevent homelessness, quickly re-house those families who have experienced homelessness and to keep families stable after that crisis. Families are expected to participate in the program for one year after referral for services. Intensive support services occur for six months, with follow-up monitoring for an additional six months.
Criteria for entering the program include: homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness; must have income to sustain housing; and be a resident of Shelby County. Other groups served include: victims of family violence; families with young children.
Access to the program is through the Hotline at (901) 260-HOME; (901) 260-4663. Referrals will be made either at the point of approval for financial assistance from MIFA or while the family is participating in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program after the client has become employed.
Family Housing Advocates (Agape staff) serve as a service coordinator for the families. They complete the Family Strengths and Needs Assessment that will include specific goals and issues to be addressed. These plans may include but are not limited to:
6.Substance Abuse Prevention
7.Individual and Family Counseling
Family Housing Advocates assist the family in developing a service plan with goals for achieving success and preventing future homelessness. Typically, these goals include employment stability, budgeting to maintain housing and crisis management. The services provided are home-based and occur in the family’s home or community. Referrals to community providers are made as necessary to access additional services including, mental health, substance abuse, transportation, and other concrete needs.
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