Aftercare: Walking with our Families

You not only helped me find a place to live, but put me in a position I had always wanted…to attend college.” Courtney

“We came to IHN with the clothes on our backs and a small box of things. IHN was a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. They put a roof over our heads and made it feel like home. Even my kids felt safe here. It was easy for my kids to adjust because of the staff and volunteers. IHN is not like any other shelter.”  Wendy

Our Aftercare focuses on helping families who have recently moved into their homes. Our goal is to help them re-engage in the community and become more self-sufficient. For up to nine months we walk alongside families in the comfort of their own home by helping them create and accomplish goals for employment, education, transportation, health and community engagement. Building a strong foundation for each family is vital and helps to ensure they stay in stable housing while increasing their independence.

The program will support families in the following ways:

  • Case management (referrals, service coordination, goal identification)
  • Employment Training / Placement
  • Financial Counseling / Coaching
  • In-kind assistance (diapers, food, cleaning supplies, blankets)
  • Counseling