Homeless families with children (entire displaced family is welcome)
*Not eligible for EA services
*Families that are drug and alcohol free
*Families that are willing to engage in the program towards self-sufficiency.
Family Pathways Project
The FPP provides short term, community shelter to 5 homeless families with children at
any given time. Each family is given their own, private bedroom and is able to share
common area spaces such as dining room, kitchen, personal mini-fridge, living room and
lawn for children to play.
All rent, utilities and most food costs are assumed by the MIHN agency. Families are
offered clothes and any necessary daily living supplies.
Every family receives intensive case management services on a weekly basis. Assistance
and referral is offered with regard to job search, daycare, health services, mental health
services, SSI, apartment search, health insurance, state and federal programs, custody
issues, court appearances etc.
Any life obstacle that has proved to be a barrier for a family is discussed
and strategies are identified to eliminate/minimize its affect.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
MIHN actively connects with the local community to publicize that we are a resource to the community. Through frequent discussions at local churches and civic organizations, Internet presence (MIHN website, Facebook), relationships with police, fire, building and other city offices and fellow human service providers we ensure that our services are well known, understood and available to all.
MIHN has been diligent in branding our agency so homeless families can find us if they need us. Our guests report that the MIHN logo is simple, eye catching, depicts family values and is comforting.