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Posted On: March 3, 2021 by Friends of the Family in: Homelessness

FOR RELEASE ON 3.1.2021 Contact: Friends of the Family, Ben Brustkern   Phone: 319-352-1108, Ext. 207 Email: [email protected] Safely Home & Home Free New program options available for families experiencing housing instability in Northeast/Northcentral Iowa counties.   Effective January 1, 2021 – Safely Home – This Continuum of Care funded program is for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking that are experiencing housing instability due to their victimization. This program provides up to 90 days in transitional housing in a fully furnished unit, or up to 24 months of rapid re-housing assistance, such as rental, utility, or deposit assistance. Services offered: transitional and permanent housing, resource referrals, landlord advocacy, housing search/housing placement, safely planning, employment connections, victim advocacy, and guidance on