The goal of Holy Angels Shelter is to provide shelter, support services, and transitional case management for citizens in the Metro East.Â
The staff strives to identify the needs, as well as the holistic care and concerns of women, men, and children who are caught in the temporary web of poverty and homelessness or are recovering from some catastrophic experience that rendered them without a stable living situation.
Their program has a threefold approach:
1. Prevention: Offering rental and/or mortgage assistance in order to prevent the family from becoming homeless; offering an assessment prior to an eviction that may stave off homelessness.
2. ResidentialÂ service: Offering women and children housing at Holy Angels for 6 to 9 weeks while giving the necessary case management and social services needed to secure employment,Â income,Â housing options,Â or referralsÂ forÂ short termÂ counselingÂ toÂ secureÂ longÂ termÂ housing
3. After care service: Follow-up case management and care for a minimumÂ ofÂ sixÂ monthsÂ to thoseÂ familiesÂ whoÂ have leftÂ theÂ shelterÂ andÂ areÂ onceÂ moreÂ beginningÂ toÂ live independently.Â These services address housing, education, health, childcare, and employment issues that may be challenges as the family starts over.
The shelter aims to empower the women and the children to succeed in life as self-sufficient, gifted people.