A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
– Dr. William A. Ward
Moving to permanent housing is a dream comes true for homeless families. Dayspring’s permanent supportive housing program serves 63 families in scattered-site, rent-subsidized supportive housing. Case managers assist families to work cooperatively with their landlords, maintain their homes, maintain sobriety, seek or maintain employment, and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children’s school or pre-school programs and to become engaged community members.
Case managers visit weekly or as needed. Participants are required to participate in support groups, weekly urinalysis and to meet the goals in their own family plan. Long term participants are encouraged to provide support and assistance to families in early recovery.
Dayspring supportive housing accomplishments include:
- Seventy-seven percent (77%) is either working, in school, or enrolled in job training programs.
- Eighty-eight (88%) remain drug free.
- Each year four to five families are able leave the program and become responsible for their own rent or purchase of a home to live independently in the community.