Program areas at HTX O P E Haven
Initially having spent 4 days a week doing outreach, we met over 1400 clients sleeping in areas not meant for people to sleep. We also have volunteer groups from local churches continuing to do outreach for us. We partner with several different organizations who do weekly outreach. They call HOPE Haven when their clients are ready to get off the streets. We have currently placed over 400 individuals in temporary or permanent housing situations during 2019.
When a client has worked with us to achieve mental and physical health, a stable living situation, and is committed to ongoing growth and development, that person becomes a member of the H.O.P.E. Haven Success Community. We seek to connect members of this community with ongoing support through mentors, opportunities for job skills training, and organizations in the community which provide counseling services for emotional healing. Members of the success community also have the opportunity to support each other with encouragement by sharing their stories of success at special events and even volunteering with outreach in the community.
We navigate our clients through a path to mental and physical stability. We help those struggling to overcome drug and alcohol addictions to gain admission into detox, rehab, and mental health centers to become stable. We help others find transitional living. Then we move people from transitional living to supportive housing or help them find work and secure housing through traditional methods.
Once a client reaches some sort of stability, we find them 3 volunteers who agree to be accountability partners, mentors, and friends to our client. To do this we use volunteer resources in our community, local churches, and organizations to find stable individuals who just want to step up to be a friend to someone trying to better themselves. This serves to multiply our team efforts by using volunteers to keep a closer eye on our friends seeking to move to better circumstances in life. They are our early detection method of knowing when we need to step back into a client's life to more aggressively work with them to prevent them from ever going back to their old habits. This is to help keep our recidivism rates lower. It keeps our clients moving in a positive direction and provides a support system when things don't go as planned.
A synergistic office environment where like-minded non-profits pool their resources to lower administrative expenses and make their financials more attractive to donors.
We are building the Transformation Station with a Transitional Living component. This expansion of HOPE Haven will be to bring 25 public/private partner organizations together to help clients synergistically. While addressing all their barriers in one location and offering affordable housing while getting help.