The Women and Families in New or WIN Life Program is a three-month to two-year transitional housing program
for one and two parent families. This program is designed to identify and teach needed life-skills such as goal
setting. budgeting, employment and parenting.
Services provided at the WIN Life Program:
- The overall goal of the WIN Life Program is to empower families to overcome homelessness. The WIN Life Program
is designed to allow residents to advance at a comfortable pace. Upon completion of the program, one year of follow-up
supportive services are provided where families can receive resources and continue to receive help with various life-skills.
- The program is tailored for families who are truly ready to identifu self-defeating behaviors and work hard
toward altering those behaviors.
- Case management is offered to residents and plays a key role in helping families set and accomplish their goals.
- A crucial part of empowering families is making financial management a focal point of the program. Budgeting includes evaluating
past and present debts, learning how to effectively manage money and opening and managing of a personal savings account.
- Residents will also receive preparation in landlord-tenant relations and be provided the opportunity to speak with a realitor,
representatives from Neighborhoods Inc. and Habitat for Humanity.
Did you know:
- 41% of the homeless population in the U.S. are families.
- In 2005, one-third of requests for shelter by homeless families were denied.
- 75% of homeless parents are unemployed.
- 92% of homeless mothers were physically or sexually assaulted.
- Approximately 3.5 million people or 1% of the U.S. population experience homelessness each year.
- Statistics from homesfromthehomeless.com and nationalhomeless.org
Ways you can help:
- Financial Donations are always needed.
- In-Kind Donations - Food and supplies.