Our Supportive Housing Advocates work directly with clients to provide personalized guidance and support on their journey to housing stability. The Inn uses a strengths-based approach to advocacy work, which views residents as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity.
Our advocates work with each Head of Household to design a “Success Plan.” This tool prompts the resident to identify their personal goals and set a plan to meet them. This plan is revised at 6-month reviews and program exit. Throughout a resident's time at The Inn, they can reach out to their Advocate for help with navigating and identifying community resources.
"Bless you all! You have been the answer to so many prayers. It feels like a true home" - 2020 Resident
Tools and Resources
The Inn offers a wide variety of tools and resources to our residents. Each one was created to address common needs for low-income individuals.
Life Skills Trainings
28 CLASSES IN 2021
Required classes: New Resident Orientation and Healthy Housing.
Other Classes: Fraud Prevention, Budgeting Basics, Savings, Resume Building, Improving your Credit Score, Computer Basics.
2 SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2021
Provides assistance to residents that are looking to attend classes or trainings that will further their education to advance their career. Funds may be used for college tuition, certification courses, CEU credits, and other classes. Typical amounts awarded are $500 or less.
TUTORING, TRAINING, ENRICHMENT
Our on-site Education Center provides after-school enrichment for Inn children two days a week.
Adults receive one-on-one tutoring to support continuing education. It is utilized to provide on-site life-skills trainings.
Funding for emergency expenses. This can include: prescriptions, gas, prom, auto repairs, sports activities, sports equipment, school supplies, etc.
Awards are typically $100 or less.
21 AWARDS IN 2021
The Inn Between partners with Community Food Share (CFS) to provide weekly distributions of food for residents. In 2021, we opened a second food pantry to serve our northern buildings.
$92,844.44 DONATED FOOD VALUE
2:1 matched savings program to help residents save for a future deposit and first month's rent.