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SAFAH

SAFAH, Supplemental Assistance for Facilities To Aid the Homeless, is a program designed to prevent formerly homeless women and children (primarily victims of domestic violence) from cycling back into homelessness by helping make the transition from shelter to permanent housing.  Assistance with the first month’s rent, security deposit, furniture, etc. are provided to help the clients succeed in permanent housing.  Case Management is also provided for six months after the client has moved to housing to assist the client with success in becoming self-sufficient.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Individuals are needed to teach life skills classes to include:

  • budgeting money, financial counseling

  • individual tutoring, preparation for job interviews

  • goal-setting, time management

  • Individuals and Groups to babysit children while parents are attending class (two Thursdays a month from 6pm-8pm)

  • Individuals or Groups with a truck to assist clients when moving (as needed)

  • Individuals or Groups to “adopt” a family and be mentors

  • Individuals to spend time mentoring/tutoring children

  • Individuals or Groups to plan group outings

** Subject to approval of Case Manager