FACETS provides supportive and long-term housing for individuals and families who are currently homeless. Our programs operate using a “Housing First” approach, focusing on first getting people into housing and then working with a case manager to address barriers to housing stability, career development, child care, medical assistance and other basic needs.
Linda’s Gateway began in March 2010 and features four apartments for families who become homeless. Families work with a FACETS case manager on the goal of locating permanent or transitional housing. Participants receive budget counseling, housing location services, connection to community resources, basic needs and transportation assistance and services for children. In FY13, Linda’s Gateway served 11 families, three of the families served moved into permanent housing and three of the families moved into transitional housing. .
Home Connections and TRIUMPH are permanent supportive housing programs managed by FACETS for chronically homeless adults located in a cluster of apartments. In FY13, 27 adults participated in these two programs and received intensive in-home case management services from FACETS. Many of these residents engaged in life skills classes which increased their access to financial, medical and employment resources.