We address the basic and individual human needs of each family upon entry to our program, during their stay and upon exiting the program.
Connect families with community, faith-based, and public resources/services.
Provide follow-up services.
- Needs assessment
- Goals and development plans,
- Personal budgets,
- Assistance securing sustainable employment,
- Assistance securing affordable housing,
- Assistance navigating the community resources and services
- Medical, mental and emotional services.
- Meeting their spiritual needs
Families call our hot line at 706-867-5404 and we conduct a phone interview. We then schedule them for an intake assessment, where we explain our program at length. These assessments are then forwarded to our housing committee who personally interview the families. Contributing factors to housing these families are the number of available units and/or immediate needs, and the extent of their situation. Once the family has been chosen, we complete a drug test and a background check and they are assigned a unit. All of our units are sponsored by various Churches in our community. Our program term is 30 days/60 days/90 days. During that time the families are required to be employed and have transportation. They are also required to open a savings account and save at least 30% of their income. As part of a transition plan they will be required to develop and maintain a budget. They will meet weekly with the program director for case management and to monitor progress. At each 30 day interval the housing committee will meet with the individual families and “check in” on progress, obstacles, challenges, successes etc. We have qualified/degreed volunteers who are available as needed to meet with the families to provide counseling, budgeting, how to shop with food stamps. How to cook with food stamps. Job preparation. Interviewing skills, Education. How to dress for interviews. Parenting guidance. Assistance when applying for government benefits such as medicaid/food stamps/child support. General life skills. All families are invited to attend bible study and support group weekly.
Once families’ transition out of Jeremiah’s Place they can continue to receive services as outreach participants.
We continue to expand our program in the community. Awareness and understanding of homelessness is an important factor when developing a strong and healthy community. We provide emergency supply bags that contain basic necessities like toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, toilet paper etc.
Our staff are always available to speak at your meeting, luncheon, church group, club or event.
We offer quarterly empowerment workshops in the community. Topics include :
- Parenting Classes
- And many more…….
In addition to our year-round programs, together with “OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS” our families can participate in :
Holiday Food Distribution
Back Pack Buddies Program
Toys For Tots