Siemer Family Stability Program
Stabilizing Families in Need
Many families are struggling to recover from crisis situations. Whether it be a financial crisis after the loss of a job, an eviction, or domestic violence, these families need help to avoid homelessness, heal from trauma, and to find stability.
A New Leaf’s Seimer Family Stability Program provides support to families on the brink of homelessness, or those who are currently experiencing homelessness, helping parents to restore stability and ensure the safety of their children. Case management and direct financial assistance are provided to families with the goal of achieving stability.
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness
The Seimer Family Stability Program predominantly serves at risk low-to-moderate income households and families with minors. The primary objective of the Seimer Family Stability Program is to ensure that parents are able to provide a stable home so that children maintain attendance in school and succeed academically. Neighborhoods and schools with high student mobility rates are the main focus of the program.
The Seimer Family Stability Program therefore uses a "two-generation" support approach in aiding families to end the cycle of homelessness and instability. Services focus on the needs of parents and children, reflecting a comprehensive approach to promoting stability:
- Parents are provided with services focused on financial literacy coaching, employment assistance, and lessons on how to be a successful tenant
- Children are offered tutoring, after-school activities, and assistance with improving attendance at school
The Siemer Family Stability Program is conducted at multiple locations across the Valley. Case Management takes place in various locations (in-home and at schools) based on the needs of the family.