This is a program that helps get homeless families back on their feet with life skills education, counseling and financial assistance by housing families in motels for a period of 1 to 6 months, transitioning back to permanent housing.
Professional case management assists family members set goals, monitors their progress and connects them with other social service agencies and physical and mental health care providers.
A mentoring program with designated Coalition members provides moral and psychological support as well as resources for maintaining a budget and building a mandatory savings account.
“People don’t realize that the homeless have children. This valley has the second largest homeless family population in Los Angeles County! The only place the EAC can put these families is in a motel for a few nights…not a solution, but a band-aid. We desperately need more places like Job’s Shelter!”