R.E.A.C.H. Realize Effective And Continuous Housing is a supportive community living program assisting young parents between the ages of 18 and 24 years. R.E.A.C.H is a medium term rental assistance program that provides subsidy to young parents for up to 24 months.

During these 24 months the tenant will have access to supportive services such as case management, individual therapy (in-house or by referral) and other parenting education enriched programs offered through Florence Crittenton's Community Outreach Services.  R.E.A.C.H. is a client centered program with the client deciding which supportive services they will access,  setting goals with their housing and services plan, and choice of their rental home. Participation in the supportive services is strongly encouraged although not required.

Eligibility

Clients who are eligible for this program are in the age group of 18 and 24 and are parenting or looking to regain custody of their children. Clients must also be homeless or at risk of homelessness:

Are you at risk of homelessness?

  • Is your Family Income less than $16,872.90/year?
  • Insufficient resources and supportive networks
  • Currently have unstable housing

Definition of homeless:  An individual or family who is lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (Housing and
Urban Development, 2009, p. 260).

This is a low barrier Housing First housing model with background checks and history of housing being conducted. Information collected will be taken into consideration when building treatment plan viability for potential tenants and is not a barrier to housing. Applicants are not turned away if they are struggling with addiction and/or have a criminal background.  This program is the least restrictive option for young adults who may or may not be actively parenting (i.e. involvement with Child and Family Service or have their children living with other family/friends that may have temporary custody of their children) and need supportive services to establish good housing patterns

How to Apply:
For more information on this program and for an application please call Emma Hayes at 406 442 6950 x 252 or email emmah@florencecrittenton.org

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