Seeds of Hope
322 Church St
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Chillicoth, OH 45601
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Shelter For homeless women and children.
Seeds of Hope Inc.’s Women’s Shelter serves homeless women and children. During 2012 Seeds of Hope (formerly Daughters of Ruth) served 46 women and 45 children. The average length of stay was 30 days. Case Management Staff, utilizing the Housing First Model, work with the client to develop a service plan to address their housing crisis. This includes individualized attention to address factors that led to their homelessness, and barriers that prevent them from obtaining and retaining stable affordable housing. In addition to working with clients to help address the housing crisis, Seeds of Hope Mentors are assigned to each individual in order to provide encouragement and navigational support on a long-term basis. The way our program works Client assessment to determine needs and risk factors related to client’s current condition. Assessment is completed when the client enters our program and is designed to help determine the risk factors associated with the client’s current condition. Care plan established and Case manager assigned to the client to ensure the care plan is carefully followed. Care plan includes the following: Client acquisition of proper Id (license, birth certificate(s), social security card), BMV appoint made when necessary Social Security Office visit coordinated when necessary Vital Statistics Office visit is coordinated when necessary Client assessment for food needs Job and family services appointment to help get food stamps for client when needed. Women Infant and Children (WIC) appointment made when needed. Client income/job status evaluation- If client has a job then some form of documentation showing how many hours the client works and how much they make is obtained. If the client is not currently employed then necessary steps are taken to help the client get employed- Job’s One Stop is instrumental in this process Other sources of income are evaluated including SSI, child support, grants/loans for school etc. The goal is to determine the client’s ability to obtain stable, affordable housing and to address barriers that are inhibiting the client’s ability to do so. Client housing- Since the client is homeless an evaluation of their individual situation is taken and steps to gain housing for the client are followed. Ross County Community Action and Metropolitan Housing are instrumental in this process Determining if the client is on the Metro. Housing list. Checking with RCCA to see about rapid re-housing and get a list of potential low-income houses/apts. that are available. SOH is now working with Love Inc. through their Homes of Hope program to offer transitional housing for eligible clients. Client childcare- Making sure that the client has childcare lined up for work hours- Job and Family Services is instrumental in this process. When necessary a plan is instituted to address any barriers to helping client with custody related issues. Client transportation- Making sure the client has available transportation- Job and family services is instrumental in this process often obtaining a bus pass from the Chillicothe Transit. Client adequately connected to community organizations to help stabilize and support the client (Churches, foundations, non-profits, etc.) Organizations like Love Inc., Hope Clinic, Scioto Valley Mental Health, Local Food Banks, Salvation Army, Churches etc. and families of client’s are contacted when necessary.
Helpful Definitions For Seeds of Hope:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
How To Volunteer at Seeds of Hope:
Be a volunteer. Call Seeds of Hope at (740) 774-1200 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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