Plaza Place is a 15-bedroom house located on The Plaza that provides short-term shelter for homeless families while providing comprehensive support. All families have their own bedroom and most have their own bathroom (smaller families may share a bathroom). A large living room is shared for group meetings and for family time in the evenings. Each family has access to a small refrigerator and cabinets to store their own food and is responsible for cooking their own meals.
Hawthorne Place is a six-bedroom church wing located on Hawthorne Lane (inside St. John’s Baptist Church) that provides short-term shelter for homeless families while providing comprehensive support. All families have their own bedroom and may share a bathroom with another family “Jack and Jill” style. Meals are shared “family style” two nights a week and for Sunday lunch, and families have access to their own refrigerator/cabinets to prepare their own meals the other nights of the week. Staffing is provided by a combination of paid employees and volunteers.
All families in the housing phase receive the support of a Clinical Family Social Worker to help eliminate their barriers to maintaining housing, especially relating to areas of financial knowledge, children’s education, and health and wellness (including mental health and addiction support).