Transitional Housing (Sunrise House)
Sunrise House serves families from our Emergency Shelter Program who are stalled in attaining their own permanent housing but no longer require the intensive services of our shelter. Two families are accommodated concurrently as they receive comprehensive case management in the same structured format as in our shelter. The search for permanent housing, stabilization of financial status and increasing employability become the focus of the families’ case plans. At the same time, families increase their personal responsibilities over those of shelter families, making Sunrise House a learning model for successful independence. Clients here prepare their own meals, pay 30% of their net income or $100/month (whichever amount is higher) as “rent”, they make a sliding scale contribution toward payment of utilities. This enhances the financial education component of their case plans while providing a safe place for clients to learn from budgeting errors. Families continue to receive support with mental health services, all basic needs and access to community resources.
In 2013, 4 families resided at Sunrise House, 9 individuals. Five clients were children and parents were 4 single mothers. They received 273 hours of professional case management and support; 3 parents were employed part time, 1 parent was employed full time. Two parents matriculated as college students.
Help Us To Help Struggling Families Become Self Sufficient
Please help the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County NJ continue to give hope to homeless families in Somerset County. Your financial donation, supplies, volunteering your time or other convenient options can make a meaningful impact in the lives of the less fortunate. For more information, contact our office at (908) 704-1920.