We continued to march into March with a spring in our step! We prevented our 15th eviction to date through the Help Us Move In (HUMI) program, while our family of four cleared some important steps in their quest for housing while staying in our rotational shelter program! Did you know that our case manager keeps individualized logs for each family in the program in order to help track their progress towards meeting their customized goals for reaching sustainable independence?
For those of you in Great Falls, Montana, stay warm-- and for everybody, wash your hands!
We were able to prevent another eviction last week! Our PREVENTION services continue to go strongly! Every time we are able to avoid a situation of homelessness from occurring, we are keeping adults and children alike from experiencing the well-documented trauma and stigma that comes from losing one's home.
We'd like to thank the City of Great Falls for inviting our executive director, D.J. Lott, to represent Family Promise of Great Falls at their recent town hall on public safety.
We'd also like to thank Leadership Great Falls for an excellent session last week! We have a representative, Sean McGuire, taking part in LGF as part of the Class of 2019-2020.
We had a busy week! We keep a short-term supply of bus passes to issue to guests in the rotational shelter program based on their need.
Our director, D.J. Lott, had the opportunity to present to the Great Falls Ministerial Association, a collective of faith leaders in the community!
February was cold! We were glad to have had the support of our community, because the cold-weather kits we able to gift made a huge difference! These kits include blankets, hats, gloves, and other items according to availability.
We finished off the month of January with a strong performance in our PREVENTION services! Help Us Move In is a fantastic resource to offer eviction prevention services. We were able to sign off on financial aid packages for two more families who otherwise would have had to enter the shelter system!
We also had the honor of being represented by D.J. Lott, our executive director, at the national Family Promise National Affiliate Council! We're excited to have a voice in the present and the future of Family Promise!
Welcome to the Services Snapshots! We originally launched this feature to our email and social media followers. Now we're bringing them to our website! You can look through here to see what our services look like on a weekly basis.
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For our first post, we summed up our biggest accomplishments in the first three weeks of January 2020! We'll be updating this page with the rest of our snapshots as time goes by!