Families come to us with only a few small belongings. Because of the careful preparations of our donors and volunteers, we can immediately provide them with basic household furnishings to start their journey to independence. Each family is provided with a fully furnished apartment to call home for the entirety of their stay at Lindsey House. Our belief is that mothers will be able to learn and complete our curriculum much more successfully if they do not have to worry about where their children will be sleeping at night.
Our unique approach in providing supportive services allows each family to maximize goal achievement. Each program participant meets one-on-one with a Program Services Coordinator to set goals and create an Individualized Service Plan. Lindsey House has three core curriculum pieces which take 9-12 months to complete.
Each family is taught how to live on a cash basis budget. Families also reduce or eliminate debt and create a savings fund while at Lindsey House. We believe a woman must be able to manage her resources to become independent.
In order to manage everyday situations, all independent adults need to have a secure grasp on many important life skills. The Lindsey House Life Skills curriculum includes lessons on time management, problem solving, planning, communication, etc. All of us practice these skills every day to exist in this world.
The Workplace Proficiency curriculum addresses soft skills needed to secure employment and advance in any career. Lessons include resume building, interview skills, basic computer skills and more.
We believe that families who receive support and services can overcome the impact of situational homelessness. We seek to provide services to families who meet the following qualifications:
Lindsey House expects that each mother will work hard at achieving stability and move into permanent housing. To this end, program participants are required to be employed and working while all children must attend school.
Lindsey House services include strengths-based case management, budget planning and coaching, family management support, employment and education support, general life skills, and a furnished apartment. Some of the other program expectations include but are not limited to the following:
Families may be eligible to participate in the program for up to 24 months depending upon their progress with the individual service plan and compliance with program and premises policies.
Our application is a three-step process. If, at the end of each step, it seems our program may be a good match for you, you may proceed to the next step.
For more information call us at 918.933.5222