Prevention and Diversion Programs

In some cases, Family Promise can prevent a family from needing emergency shelter by providing services that help them find another housing solution. 

Keeping families out of shelter is good public policy and good fiscal policy. We provide alternatives to shelter, including: 

  • Temporary hotel/motel stays 
  • Payments for rent in arrears, security deposits 
  • Landlord mediation and housing location 
  • Creative solutions leveraging a family’s strengths 

Preventing homelessness for children at imminent risk can help reduce the trauma they might experience. Youth who experience homelessness  are 20% less likely to graduate high school than their peers. Diversion programming helps families come up with creative solutions that allow families to stay in housing, with family members, or in a temporary living situation until permanent housing can be secured.

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