Harford Family House Inc. not only fulfills the basic human need for shelter, we help homeless families help themselves. Through comprehensive case management services, families are challenged and encouraged to work toward self-sufficiency and stable housing. Responsibility and accountability are emphasized. All participating families sign an admission agreement and are mandated by a Three Strike Rule Policy. Individualized goals are set and the budgeting process is initiated. Education in life skills, job readiness and personal growth is mandatory. Families are linked to existing resources in the community as their needs dictate. The goal: changing lives for the better and strengthening our community.
Each apartment/house is supported by a local church, individual or civic group. These sponsors provide a personal connection between the families and the community and an extra layer of support to these vulnerable families. The sponsors help to prepare the apartment/house to receive the family. They provide assistance during the holiday times and are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their family.
Through the generous donations of supporters and the community, a supply closet is maintained and can be accessed by the families on a weekly basis. Paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries and diapers are available to help supplement what the families cannot purchase with food stamps.
Wheels For Work Program
Harford County Wheels for Work is a new program created to provide cars and shuttle transportation to the clients of Anna’s house, Harford Family House, SARC, and the Homecoming Project, residential programs for people in crisis in Harford County. Financial counseling and literacy programs will also be a part of the project and will be provided by the Harford Community Action Agency.