After Care Program
LAHR teaches clients the skills needed to sustain housing independence after they leave one of our shelters.
Our families live in our shelters for approximately 3-6 months. During that time, our goal is to provide them with the skills needed to live on their own. One of the skills we teach them is to budget and save, as this is necessary for financial stability. After our clients gain employment, they are required to save a portion of their paychecks to be used for future necessities.
Follow-up Services & Case Management
After a family moves into their own housing they begin the next phase of LAHR’s services by becoming part of our unique After Care Program. This program provides follow-up services and case management to help the families transition to a stable and secure life, including assistance with securing mental health support close to their new housing.
We track the progress of our clients intensely, with monthly contact, for however long is needed. We will assist the family to resolve any unmet goals with continued support.
LAHR keeps up to date on information such as:
- How are they maintaining their living space?
- Are they current on bills?
- Are they participating in continued education and/or job training?
- Are there mental health needs?
- How are the children doing in school?
- How is their relationship with their landlord and other tenants?
“Women to Women” Program
LAHR operates a program called “Women to Women.” This program invites past residents to return monthly for support and friendship while sharing a casual meal. This monthly event is an excellent time for volunteers to share their expertise with our clients.
Our monthly “Women to Women” themes include:
- outside presentations on relevant topics such as disease transmission
- trauma treatment
- childcare and parenting support
- art and craft activities
- women’s needs of support
When the funds are available this group has taken short trips for rest and relaxation, which is nearly unheard of for poor women and children.