When Families Are in Crisis
Catastrophic life events, serious, persistent and chronic behavioral health challenges and/or lack of parenting skills can lead to a disruption of familial safety, stability, well-being and unity. When disruption occurs in the form of children placed in foster care and/or homelessness, Methodist can provide the intensive supports and services necessary to stabilize the family and restore their lives.
Methodist Services’ permanent housing program, Hope Bridge, serves 20 chronically homeless individuals, offering a long-term, safe and secure place to live. In addition to a stable home, Hope Bridge residents receive case management services, which helps to develop the skills needed to live independently. By providing support for mental health, money management training, educational guidence, vocational training and employment counseling, Methodist Services works to end the cycle of homelessness. Ultimately, residents are encouraged to find homes of their own and to become successful members of the larger community.
Monument Village & Fairway Commons Housing
Families who have experienced homelessness can obtain HUD-subsidized homes either in townhouse style units on Methodist’s 22-acre campus or in nearby apartments. Methodist Services’ supports these families through case management services and by providing access to child care and behavioral health services. Families are encouraged to pursue educational advancement, employment and other means of self–sufficiency while in residence. With the ultimate goal being to become independent, this program supports families until that goal is achieved.
Fresh Start & Quads Housing
Older youth and young adults, ages 18-21, who are in the process of or who have aged out of the foster care system can obtain subsidized one-bedroom apartments either on Methodist’s 22-acre campus or in community based sites.
On Methodist Services’ Main Campus, young adults who are single, pregnant or have an infant when they enter the program, have access to stable housing, effective case management and behavioral health services. Residents are encouraged to pursue educational advancement, vocational and life skills training, employment and other means of self-sufficiency. Connections to caring family members and mentors are supported.
Shelter Plus Care/Family Unification Program/Blueprint for Homelessness
Families who have been involved with Philadelphia’s DHS child welfare system and need housing to become stable, receive housing solutions and supportive services. Children and their families who are living in shelters, are assisted by case managers to qualify for, identify and retain appropriate housing. Child safety and family empowerment are the focus.
Bridge House Transitional Housing
Bridge House serves individuals who come from shelters by providing a safe and supportive home where they may live for up to twelve months, while developing self-sufficiency. Case managers and mentors assist residents in developing money management and life skills, accessing mental health supports, addressing issues of safety and physical health, and encouraging pursuit of education, vocational training and employment. Staff assists residents to obtain permanent housing upon discharge.