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WHAT WE DO

What We Do

Five-Step Process

Our program has a five-step process involving a client and their mentor.

Step One

When we receive a referral, the Program Manager completes a comprehensive assessment.

Step Two

If the individual consents to services, a service plan is developed with goals and objectives for the individual to complete over the next 90 days.

Step Three

The individual will be assigned a trained volunteer mentor, who will meet with them at least once per week for a minimum of one hour, to assist them with accessing community services and completing the service plan designed for them.

Step Four

Mentoring is required for 90 days.

Step Five

Mentors can help with the following: budgeting, assistance with obtaining housing, transportation, accessing food banks, assisting with job searches, mentoring, and positive support.

What We Do

Five-Step Process

Our program has a five-step process involving a client and their mentor.

Step One

When we receive a referral, the Program Manager completes a comprehensive assessment.

Step Two

If the individual consents to services, a service plan is developed with goals and objectives for the individual to complete over the next 90 days.

Step Three

The individual will be assigned a trained volunteer mentor, who will meet with them at least once per week for a minimum of one hour, to assist them with accessing community services and completing the service plan designed for them.

Step Four

Mentoring is required for 90 days.

Step Five

Mentors can help with the following: budgeting, assistance with obtaining housing, transportation, accessing food banks, assisting with job searches, mentoring, and positive support.

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Roles of Mentors

Weekly face to face visits with mentees

Documentation in Google Docs of each interaction with or regarding mentee

Assistance helping mentees meet goals of service plan

Spiritual leadership

Transportation or coordination of transportation

Assistance with making appointments, completing forms, and budgeting

Regular check-ins via phone, text, or social media

Purpose

To reduce homelessness and crisis related to poverty in Franklin County.

To show Christ’s love through mentoring and spiritual leadership.

To help those in need navigate existing community services.

To serve as a role model and positive support for clients.

To reduce the recidivism of crisis situations and stabilize individuals and families living in poverty.

To reduce the barriers in the community relating to the poverty cycle utilizing the faith based community.

Program Components

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • Mentoring Program
  • Coordination of Services within the Faith-Based Community
  • Emergency Funds
  • Information and Referral
  • Future Goals: Transition Shelter/Housing for Those In Need

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