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Family Housing Learning Center

The Family Housing and Learning Center (FHLC) is a transitional housing program with ten apartments available to working families as they move from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  Case managers assist residents through budgeting and finance classes, parenting, cooking, and other life-skills.  They also help residents set up schedules to attend classes aimed at furthering their education in specific areas of interest.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Groups to prepare welcome baskets for a new family coming into the program or to collect housewarming items for a family leaving the program and moving into their own homes
  • Groups to plan birthday parties, reward parties,
    bowling outings, etc.
  • Individuals to do a craft or art project with the residents
  • Groups to prepare and serve a Saturday breakfast or brunch
  • Individuals willing to perform simple auto repairs at reduced prices
  • Babysitters for resident’s children so they may attend meetings. These meeting are on Thursdays, twice a month, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Someone to maintain the grounds on a regular basis. Would need to bring own gardening tools, blower, weed eater, edger, and gasoline. This would include keeping the grounds, planting flowers, trimming bushes, pulling weeds
  • Driver with a truck to assist residents moving into permanent housing (as needed)
  • Mentors for the residents

ONGOING NEEDS:

Dishwasher detergent, liquid dish detergent, pine-sol/409, soap, sponges, cleaning rags, floor cleaner, glass cleaner, laundry detergent, Clorox, dryer sheets, shampoo, conditioner, paper towels.

First Aid Kits, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, lotions, baby powder, etc.

Gas cards, Wal-mart cards to be used as gifts to clients who complete a particular class or course of study.

LARGER NEEDS:

Small appliances, towels, sheets and blankets for either full/queen or twin-sized mattresses, silverware, glasses, dishes, pots, pans, toasters, coffee makers, etc.

Mulch for playground and paint/paint supplies.