We measure our success by our clients’ accomplishments. IHNSC tracks the success of our clients based on their ability to achieve independent housing. Over the past five years, IHNSC is proud to say that 90% of clients who complete their goals in our emergency shelter program and move into independent living are maintaining their housing. Thanks to dedicated case managers who provide almost 4,000 hours of case management annually, clients in all phases of IHNSC are linked to resources that assist in their goal of one day becoming self-sufficient.
Sunrise House, our transitional living facility, also holds a 90% success rate over the past five years. Again, our clients complete goals towards living independently and successfully obtain and maintain housing after Sunrise House for a minimum of five years.
Let’s look at Shannon, who epitomizes the true meaning of resiliency. After losing everything to Hurricane Irene in 2012, Shannon found herself homeless with her four year old daughter. In three months, she completed goals in our emergency shelter and moved into Sunrise House. While living at Sunrise House, Shannon graduated from the New Jersey Department of Corrections Training Academy and was hired as a corrections officer at the state’s women’s prison, where she is still employed almost three years later. Shannon had gained financial and emotional stability, moved into independent housing, and is now working with the First Time Home Buyer’s Program through the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center to purchase her own home.