"We are honored to be the recipient of three of the ten available awards," said Major Steve Merritt, the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan. "The money will go toward providing intensive case management services to homeless families, such as; financial management, employment, and ensuring that their children continue in school."
"Grace Place Case Managers work one on one with clients to ensure that goals are being set and achieved. Our Case Managers are helping to guide clients by encouraging them on their path to independence and permanent housing." - Duana Bremer, Director of Grace Place
This the number one way we are able to positively influence and equip families to be successful and maintain independence long into the future. At Grace Place Shelter, each resident is matched with a Case Manager who works with the client to ensure goals are being set and met. Goals may include things like: finding a job; attending mental or physical health appointments, ensuring resources are applied for, helping to find housing and more. Every individual is unique and presents with a different set of challenges. Case Management ensures that these individuals are able to approach the healing and independence process in a way that makes sense for the person and family as a whole.
Churches, Civic Groups and other organizations often visit Grace Place Shelter and encourage our families by providing classes, fun activities and/or inviting our families to their churches or other events. Providing a sense of community for those staying at Grace Place Shelter is way we can encourage families to become engaged in their community and build a support system that helps to ensure success long into the future.