SOS programs for homeless individuals and families consists of two components: 90 day shelter component, which provides lodging, meals, and transportation and Case management and housing supportive services component: SOS provides a supportive environment with information and referrals, job placement, budget management, NA/AA, housing assistance services, monetary assistance, and other supportive services.
Clients receive support and information and are connected to other local service providers in their areas of need through information and referrals. Clients receive detailed goal planning and guidance in achieving these goals.
Homeless Prevention – Rental and utility assistance, as well as case management services are provided to families and individuals on the brink of homelessness.
Rental and utility assistance, housing counseling, and case management services are provided to families and individuals transitioning into stable and affordable housing units.
Classes offer insight as to how to turn client’s occupation into a career and develop new skills.
Clients learn about budget management, checking accounts, and debt to become financially stable.
Job Readiness & Employability Skill
Instruction includes direction as to how to write a resume, cover letter, complete a job application, as well as important interview techniques and skills.
Families and individuals receive support and assistance in securing stable and affordable housing. Ongoing support and case management services are provided to ensure housing independence is achieved.
Microsoft Office 101 & Computer Training
Instructors provide assistance to teach individuals the basic functions of utilizing a computer and the internet to utilize popular search engines, such as Yahoo or Google to discover community resources.
Self Care & Nutrition
Clients receive support in their health care needs as well as promoting a positive and healthy lifestyle through physical assessments and referrals to outside doctors and hospitals based upon each client’s specific needs.
SSI/SSDI Application Assistance
SOS provides assistance to clients who are applying for social security benefits in retaining and completing the necessary paperwork.
Clients follow the twelve-step program, which provides a set of principles that outline a course of action in order for them to recover from some type of substance abuse or dependency problem(s).
Instructor teaches participants basic yoga techniques, which includes stretching techniques, breathing exercises, and focused thinking that help alleviate stress.
Clients can pick up a bag lunch at SOS during the hours of lunch.
Clients can obtain a week’s worth of food.
Clients can select clothing for everyday and professional use at SOS.
Project S.E.L.F. Mentoring
Mentoring SOS adolescents and children builds strong, nurturing relationship with an adult. Mentoring includes tutoring, actively engaging child with educational and fun activities, and stabilizing the child’s emotional wellbeing by providing comfort and support.
focuses on providing a structured, trauma-informed education curriculum for our clients, both for adults as well as for the children. By focusing on self improvement, self accountability, and self management, clients can break themselves from the cycle of homelessness.
Project S.E.L.F. Program includes:
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