The Vision House program is designed to help homeless families transition to permanent housing as well as to help families on the verge of homelessness maintain existing housing by providing services that promote transformation of lives and housing stability. Our program consists of traditional transitional housing and referrals to long-term supportive housing. Classes and case management are provided to address the barriers to self-sufficiency and housing stability. These classes include topics such as: education and vocational training, life skills development, employment, parenting and health and wellness. We believe that by helping people develop their God-given gifts and talents, they will create sustainable change for themselves and will be able to support themselves and their families into the future.
Residents are required to abide by the Vision House no tolerance policy to drug and alcohol use and to meet regularly with their case manager or coach to set up goals, outline action plans and receive support and accountability in reaching their goals.
At Vision House we value the safety of all residents and active participation in the community. In response to this, we have developed community guidelines and ask that every resident family entering Vision House agree to the Family Program Community Guidelines.
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We believe that participation in a healthy, safe and clean community helps healing and restoration. Living at Vision House means you, as an individual, will be joining into a community that requires individual and community participation in order to keep our community thriving.
Since Vision House began in 1990, more than 1,000 homeless men, women and children have benefited from our services. Vision House has a strong success rate. Since 2002, 90% of the residents in our family program have transitioned to permanent housing.
Also since 2002, in the following areas:
89% of the parents have increased their financial stability by paying rent on time, saving money and reducing their existing debt or resolving credit concerns.
68% of the parents have experienced an increase in their employability by participating in a job training program, receiving higher education or maintaining steady employment.
80% of the parents have increased their mastery of life skills demonstrated by passing weekly unit inspections, attending required meetings, increasing communication skills or improving skills at setting healthy boundaries for themselves and/or their family.