Women & Children CrossRoads
Hope House provides an alcohol and drug free, safe and supportive home for mothers involved with the child welfare system that may be recovering from substance abuse and/or mental health issues to reside while working toward or when reunifying with their children. While staying in the home, women receive wrap-around social services such as case management and access to drug and alcohol counseling, mental health counseling, employment support and volunteer/work opportunities.
Mothers are also able to participate in activities/support groups that involve focus on life/social skill development, mentoring, parenting support and education. A caseworker is assigned specifically to the Hope First House to assist in case management services, which may include the following:
- Child care referral
- Medical/Dental care referrals
- Employment training or Education services to include GED preparation and testing
- Transportation assistance
- Domestic Violence resources
- Collaboration with Child Welfare workers
- Mental health care referrals, individual, family or child
- Substance abuse assessment/treatment referrals
- Community resources
- Permanent housing
The caseworker works with the program participant to achieve the ultimate goal, which is to reunify a child with his or her mother.