Our church supports HomeStretch and its Transitional Housing program for homeless families. The purpose of this program is to help homeless families move to a state of self-sufficiency and permanent housing while offering them managed support.
Participants in the program may live in a transitional house for up to two years. During this time, they must abide by a contract which outlines specific guidelines that are overseen by their Case Manager. To enter the program, adult members of the family must be employed or actively seeking employment. They are required to contribute a percent of their income to housing expenses.
The contract outlines expectations regarding upkeep of the property, being a good neighbor, and appropriate conduct while living in the transitional home.
The Case Manager and a financial mentor develop a Self Sufficiency Plan that includes setting goals for employment, money management, and parenting skills.
Dunwoody UMC is currently providing financial and community support to one family that lives in a transitional home in Roswell.
The Transitional Housing Steering Committee meets one a month with our program mentors and discuss ways that our church can support our families.
Our transitional home is still in need of a few pieces of furniture to complete the home for the family that Dunwoody UMC is generously supporting. If you have a dresser, mirror & chest of drawers (preferably wood colored to match other donations) for the master and/or a chest of drawers (preferably white) for one of the children's room...we would love to pick them up & use them for our family at homestretch.