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Our purpose is to assure safe and supportive housing, while increasing opportunities for homeless families to achieve goals that empower them to become self-sufficient and enable them to secure permanent housing.
Amber was a homeless drug addict when she applied to our Transitional Housing Program in 2017. Her children had been taken away, and she had no family support, as her mother was also an addict. Thanks to her hard work, the program, and her Salvation Army Case Worker, Amber's life has completely turned around. She is now sober, works a full-time, and attends college. She was able to open a savings account and purchase a car, and best of all-she's gotten her children back! Amber is thankful to The Salvation Army for "giving her a second chance".
The Salvation Army's Transitional Housing program is a true example of community collaboration in meeting human needs. The Salvation Army works with the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing (EPH), an interfaith group which purchases and maintains several homes in the area. They provide 20 fully furnished apartments for family transitional housing in eleven buildings, known as the Isaiah, Luke, Ruth, James, Matthew, Martha, Mary of Nazareth, St. Thomas, Barnabas, St Paul and Jubilee homes. Services to the homes are provided by members of EPH, while The Salvation Army provides intense and holistic case management to the families living in the homes.
Families are referred to this program from the community's coordinated entry system. Families can attend a Housing Resource event the fourth Thursday of the month, at Central Church, 831 Schoen St., from noon to 2:00 p.m.,or can be screened for housing need by a case manager at any housing agency. Each family is assessed for placement.
Program Objectives Transitional housing participants work with their case manager to establish a personal strength based goal plan to include emphasis in the following areas:
Educational Components of the Program Include:
Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System
This Agency receives funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Housing to provide services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In order to receive this funding, this agency must participate in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency to get a more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need to provide different services. We only collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practices is available to all consumers upon request.
Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in HMIS, unless you request that your information remain closed (confidential). Keeping your information closed means that your information will only be available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. If you are interested in keeping your records closed, please talk to a case manager or intake worker.
Public Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 69, No. 146)
Effective August 30, 2004
Families with a child under age 18, who want to work more closely with a Salvation Army case manager, can do so through the Pathway of Hope. The family, along with the case manager, decide upon goals that will help increase stability and self sufficiency for the family. The family will identify an action plan and steps to be taken to improve their current situation, whether that involves housing, budgeting, parenting, education, health or spirituality. The case manager will help connect the family to Salvation Army services as well as community resources. The case manager and the family will meet regularly for up to six months to accomplish these longer term goals. For further information on the Pathway of Hope, please call (920) 593-2379.