STABLE FAMILIES 2018-08-13T02:49:49+00:00

STABLE FAMILIES

STABLE FAMILIES

STABLE FAMILIES

GOAL: Ensure adults achieve long-term financial stability by developing the skills and opportunities to obtain and sustain employment.

 

Community Issue: Across St. Joseph County, 40% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, healthcare, and transportation. Many of these families–“the working poor”–have one or more members working full-time but are mired in low-wage jobs that provide inadequate benefits and offer little opportunity for advancement and economic security.

 

Community Strategies:
•  Increase workforce readiness.
•  Increase financial literacy.
•  Increase access to primary and behavioral healthcare.
•  Provide opportunities to increase educational levels.
•  Improve transportation options for low-income families and individuals.

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STABLE FAMILIES

GOAL: Ensure adults achieve long-term financial stability by developing the skills and opportunities to obtain and sustain employment.

 

Community Issue: Across St. Joseph County, 40% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, healthcare, and transportation. Many of these families–“the working poor”–have one or more members working full-time but are mired in low-wage jobs that provide inadequate benefits and offer little opportunity for advancement and economic security.

 

Community Strategies:
•  Increase workforce readiness.
•  Increase financial literacy.
•  Increase access to primary and behavioral healthcare.
•  Provide opportunities to increase educational levels.
•  Improve transportation options for low-income families and individuals.

NEED HELP? CALL 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 or CLICK HERE to access hundreds of community services. It’s FREE, confidential, and available 24 hours a day.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

AIDS MINISTRIES

DESCRIPTION: Our life skills program is offered to those who are living in our housing programs. The program will last 16- 20 weeks and will focus on understanding poverty, financial security, and health. The Getting Ahead program will be facilitated by Bridges Out of Poverty and will teach the clients about poverty and will focus on attitude and behavior changes. The next session will be facilitated by 1st Source Bank and will go over financial security. The facilitators will assist clients in setting up budgets, bank accounts and addressing any other financial questions they may have. The final session will be presented by the HIV Specialty Pharmacist at Walgreens and will focus on health. The Pharmacist will go over medication adherence, nutrition, and interactions.

NUMBER SERVED: 80

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Bridges Financial Management Class is a 20-hour class. A stipend is provided by Lake City Bank to all participants of the program. Each participant completes a pre-test to determine initial knowledge level and a post-test to determine increased knowledge. Class Modules include: Getting Organized; Where Does Your Money Go?; Why Credit Reports Matter; Repairing Your Credit; Why Some People Pay Higher Interest; Where Does Your Money Go Part 2; To Rent or Own Your Own Home & Avoiding Financial Predators; Bankruptcy and VITA; and Banking.

NUMBER SERVED: 150

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Michiana Bridges approach centers on a Resource Navigator who meets with employees on-site during working hours to assist them in handling non-work related problems that could otherwise result in absenteeism and ultimately job loss. The Resource Navigator is available to the employees for confidential, one on one consultation leading to the immediate resolution of a problem.

NUMBER SERVED: 450

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

DESCRIPTION: The Education Creates Hope & Opportunity Program (ECHO) is a long-term case management program for pregnant and parenting youth and young adults to help them address the barriers they face in graduating from high school and if they choose, in completing college courses. In 2015, 8 out of 9 (89%) received their high school diploma.

NUMBER SERVED: 120

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS

DESCRIPTION: The Genesis Counseling program has provided thousands of hours of service to homeless individuals suffering from mental illness, addictions, and profound trauma and loss. Our guests also report serious addictions and severe depression regularly accompanied by chronic thoughts of suicide. These symptoms are clinically on par with patients receiving inpatient psychiatric care, making traditional outpatient services an inadequate level of care. This, coupled with most guests’ inability to pay (even with limited Medicaid expansion) makes Genesis the only viable mental health resource for our guests.

NUMBER SERVED: 360

LA CASA in collaboration with SB Housing Authority, AARC

DESCRIPTION: The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 960

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Daily we have clients that come asking for help with digital forms or computer help. So many job applications now must be completed online, or clients need to type a resume, renew license plates, etc. So many services now our clients need access are only on a computer, and they need access and the knowledge of how to complete them.

NUMBER SERVED: 775

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: We have two different ELL Programs that we offer as part of this program. All of the programs consist of classes twice a week and are offered during the fall and spring, (and summer if we have enough student interest). We will break up our Program Goals into one main area of improved English skills, but then also for our three specific programs. Those programs are our ELL for Citizenship program that teaches English, and U.S. history and civics while preparing clients for their Citizenship Interview, and our formal ELL program focused on community integration that teaches daily and works focused English skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 600

RIVERBEND CANCER SERVICES

DESCRIPTION: Counselors assess the needs of each individual and find the best ways to work with each and meet their specific requirements. The program is directed through the skills of licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and client advocates. Staff members actively continue to seek and receive training/certifications in oncology issues. Often in consultation with a local referring physician’s office, client advocates have an initial meeting with cancer survivors and assess all cancer-related needs including financial, daily living, emotional, family, spiritual, and physical.

NUMBER SERVED: 825

UNITED HEALTH SERVICES in collaboration with Bethel College, Covering Kids & Family

DESCRIPTION: CSAD is seeking funding for a 6 part series focused on financial literacy. This is a new initiative. The program will be a 6 session series lead by experts in the field

NUMBER SERVED: 180

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

PROGRAM INFORMATION

AIDS MINISTRIES

DESCRIPTION: Our life skills program is offered to those who are living in our housing programs. The program will last 16- 20 weeks and will focus on understanding poverty, financial security, and health. The Getting Ahead program will be facilitated by Bridges Out of Poverty and will teach the clients about poverty and will focus on attitude and behavior changes. The next session will be facilitated by 1st Source Bank and will go over financial security. The facilitators will assist clients in setting up budgets, bank accounts and addressing any other financial questions they may have. The final session will be presented by the HIV Specialty Pharmacist at Walgreens and will focus on health. The Pharmacist will go over medication adherence, nutrition, and interactions.

NUMBER SERVED: 80

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Bridges Financial Management Class is a 20-hour class. A stipend is provided by Lake City Bank to all participants of the program. Each participant completes a pre-test to determine initial knowledge level and a post-test to determine increased knowledge. Class Modules include: Getting Organized; Where Does Your Money Go?; Why Credit Reports Matter; Repairing Your Credit; Why Some People Pay Higher Interest; Where Does Your Money Go Part 2; To Rent or Own Your Own Home & Avoiding Financial Predators; Bankruptcy and VITA; and Banking.

NUMBER SERVED: 150

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Michiana Bridges approach centers on a Resource Navigator who meets with employees on-site during working hours to assist them in handling non-work related problems that could otherwise result in absenteeism and ultimately job loss. The Resource Navigator is available to the employees for confidential, one on one consultation leading to the immediate resolution of a problem.

NUMBER SERVED: 450

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

DESCRIPTION: The Education Creates Hope & Opportunity Program (ECHO) is a long-term case management program for pregnant and parenting youth and young adults to help them address the barriers they face in graduating from high school and if they choose, in completing college courses. In 2015, 8 out of 9 (89%) received their high school diploma.

NUMBER SERVED: 120

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS

DESCRIPTION: The Genesis Counseling program has provided thousands of hours of service to homeless individuals suffering from mental illness, addictions, and profound trauma and loss. Our guests also report serious addictions and severe depression regularly accompanied by chronic thoughts of suicide. These symptoms are clinically on par with patients receiving inpatient psychiatric care, making traditional outpatient services an inadequate level of care. This, coupled with most guests’ inability to pay (even with limited Medicaid expansion) makes Genesis the only viable mental health resource for our guests.

NUMBER SERVED: 360

LA CASA in collaboration with SB Housing Authority, AARC

DESCRIPTION: The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 960

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Daily we have clients that come asking for help with digital forms or computer help. So many job applications now must be completed online, or clients need to type a resume, renew license plates, etc. So many services now our clients need access are only on a computer, and they need access and the knowledge of how to complete them.

NUMBER SERVED: 775

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: We have two different ELL Programs that we offer as part of this program. All of the programs consist of classes twice a week and are offered during the fall and spring, (and summer if we have enough student interest). We will break up our Program Goals into one main area of improved English skills, but then also for our three specific programs. Those programs are our ELL for Citizenship program that teaches English, and U.S. history and civics while preparing clients for their Citizenship Interview, and our formal ELL program focused on community integration that teaches daily and works focused English skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 600

RIVERBEND CANCER SERVICES

DESCRIPTION: Counselors assess the needs of each individual and find the best ways to work with each and meet their specific requirements. The program is directed through the skills of licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and client advocates. Staff members actively continue to seek and receive training/certifications in oncology issues. Often in consultation with a local referring physician’s office, client advocates have an initial meeting with cancer survivors and assess all cancer-related needs including financial, daily living, emotional, family, spiritual, and physical.

NUMBER SERVED: 825

UNITED HEALTH SERVICES in collaboration with Bethel College, Covering Kids & Family

DESCRIPTION: CSAD is seeking funding for a 6 part series focused on financial literacy. This is a new initiative. The program will be a 6 session series lead by experts in the field

NUMBER SERVED: 180

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

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