Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. empowers, strengthens and increases the self-reliance of families, who have been homeless, through supportive services and quality housing. Our participating families live in furnished apartments we manage, paying rent on a sliding-fee scale. We offer supportive living arrangements in a clean and safe environment.
Rent for each participating family is determined according to their income. The period of housing stability that our program provides frees the parents to move forward toward housing independence by accomplishing the steps in the process.
Each HMHI family receives the assistance of a Service Coordinator, a social worker who can help them set achievable goals. Each family is unique. Some set educational goals, others secure legal assistance or gain employment skills.
Service coordinators provide parenting guidance and strengthen skills needed for independent living. During weekly meetings, the parents and service coordinators locate useful community resources for extra support. But, even more importantly, service coordinators offer a stable, caring presence in the lives of families who often arrive in the program bearing the scars of life’s hurts.
Other support services HMHI provides
In addition to the personal support of caring professionals and a rent payment based on income, HMHI participants also access the following assistance:
- Family support
- Monthly informative group meetings
- Referrals for child care, education, and job training
- Christmas adoption
- A clean, safe environment to raise children
- Access to clothing donations and household items
- Thanksgiving & Easter food baskets
- Fully furnished apartments
- Referrals to community resources
- Budget/Financial planning assistance