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Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.
The Salvation Army of St. Croix County has many programs designed to serve our most vulnerable adults. With an increase in demand for services coming from our homeless seniors, homeless veterans and homeless individuals with disabilities (either mental or physical), the need to expand our programs is here. Learn more about how we are serving these important adults in our community.
While on Permanent Supportive Housing, Eric was able to graduate from the WITC-Welding program. Eric said he would never have been able to concentrate on school and care for his son without the help of this housing program. Grace Place staff helped get disability benefits and other services for Eric's disabled son, connected Eric to other resources he needs and now has a degree to help him work toward finding a job and securing a strong future.
The Salvation Army in St. Croix County is serving homeless adults in many ways.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Support Housing is a program offered through the Salvation Army as one of our services to those who are chronically homeless. This program is designed to provide housing, case management and resource connections that allow an individual to first be housed and then work on making positive changes. There is no time limit on how long a person can stay on this program. Individuals on this program must meet certain qualifications but primarily they must have been homeless 3 or more times in 2 years. The goal being house the individual first, then address barriers that are in their lives that are contributing to them being chronically homeless. This 'housing first' model is the newest concept coming from Housing and Urban Development who provides the grant dollars for this program. While housed, Grace Place is also able to help those who have disabilities apply for Social Security Benefits. This in turn, will eventually help the individual with resources they need to become independent.
To learn more about Permanent Supportive Housing - Contact Kris Anderson at 715-246-1222
SOAR - SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
Grace Place Shelter has paid staff who work full time to help homeless, disabled individuals apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. Many homeless individuals who are disabled do not have the resources they need to get help for their disability. Having the disability in turn makes it impossible to work to gather the resources they would need. Grace Place Staff are able to provide this important resource to individuals and have a very strong record of successful applications for our most vulnerable populations. While working on Social Security Applications, residents can move forward in housing and are provided case management throughout the process.
Over the past few years, Grace Place has seen an increase in the number of homeless veterans without the resources they need including shelter. When a homeless veteran stays at Grace Place, our Case Managers work directly with County Veterans Services officers to connect our honored men and women with the resources they have earned. Partnerships with our local VFW's, American Legions, and other Veteran Programs are essential to ensuring our Veterans are cared for in the most effective and best possible way.
To learn more about resources available to Homeless Veterans please visit our Community Resource Page.