During school breaks, we partner with over 20 local camps who accept our children into their programs. HCF coordinates registration and transportation for homeless children and funds 100% of the payment to alleviate homeless parents of the financial burden.
During the school year, we provide funding for homeless children to participate in programming. These programs include academic support, swimming, equine, and paid internships.
All parents are provided one-on-one time with a Case Manager. During these meetings, parents can sign their children up for programs and work on barriers to becoming self-sufficient. This may include resume assistance, looking for employment or affordable housing, or seeking resources.
With HCF funding, homeless children have the opportunity to attend programming all year long. Our partner programs help children become more socialized so they can make friends. This is a vital skill to learn as a child.
Parents are provided resources to help them accomplish their goals. They develop an action plan with a Case Manager, which includes setting goals in budgeting, obtaining sustainable housing, and maintaining employment.
While children are learning at a program, their parents can seek employment or work more hours. This can decrease the amount of time the family spends homeless.