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Posted On: May 8, 2023 by Friends of the Family in:

Housing Focused Shelter is one of FOF’s Three Uniques.  Housing Focused Shelter (HFS) prioritizes getting  survivors of violence out of unsafe living situations and  into safe and stable housing of their own. FOF provides a  low barrier shelter environment, in which survivors work  with trained advocates to identify and work towards their  overall housing goals throughout their shelter stay.  When a survivor enters shelter, they are given a “Welcome”  folder, containing all things housing focused. A list of  the office hours and resources are provided to the guest,  along with a list of resources in the county and a “housing  self-assessment” page for the individual to work through  prior to meeting with their housing advocate.  Within the first 48 hours of their stay, shelter guests  are greeted by a Housing Advocate and introduced to  our shelter philosophy with