How We Help
Our Self Sufficiency programs are specially designed to help permanently break the cycle of homelessness for the individuals, families and veterans we serve, so they may become self-sufficient members of society once again. Here is a glimpse of all HEP offers to those who call our 8-acre campus “home”: on-site child care at HEP’s Children’s Learning Center, comprehensive dental care at HEP’s free Dental Clinic, on-site medical and mental health care, HEP Pathways to Employment workforce development program, HEP-provided transportation (Veteran’s shuttle, and children’s bus), HEP’s Go-Healthy wellness and chronic-illness self-management program, and more!
Progression Towards Independence
Client continues to access supportive services for duration of stay. Weekly 1-on-1 meetings with Case Manager ensure progress toward set goals.
Independent Housing Acquired
Upon exit, client is self-sufficient enough to acquire independent housing, or may be referred to another agency better suited for their unique individual needs
“My wife and I have a young daughter, named Peyton. When I injured by back a few years ago, the pain was so severe, I was unable to work. We struggled to make ends meet on the income of my wife alone. The most difficult part of becoming homeless, was watching Peyton suffer. Thankfully, HEP was there in our most desperate hour—finally providing our family with a stable place to call home until we could figure out our next steps. At HEP, I took advantage of all the help that was offered to me. I learned how to budget my family’s expenses, we received medical care, new clothing, dental care, nutritious food, and Peyton made friends in HEP’s Children’s Learning Center. Today, my family and I live in our own home. Peyton is doing great in school – and we even have our own back-yard. One of our favorite things to do together is BBQ on the weekend while Peyton plays on her swing-set. HEP was life-changing for our family, and I am so grateful.”
Mitchell L., former HEP resident, Baty Villas, permanent-supportive housing for families.