Our Emergency Shelter program is focused on providing permanent solutions — housing, jobs, transportation and childcare needs, with an emphasis on employment and increased income — so that people can break the cycle of homelessness and become stable within the community. Access to programs and services is not contingent upon sobriety, income level, lack of criminal record, participation in services, completion of treatment programs, good credit, established financial history, or “housing readiness.”
When families enter into the program a comprehensive assessment is conducted to identify what is needed to attain stability. In addition to shelter, a person may require education, job placement, transportation, mental health services, parenting support, and childcare.
Loisann’s Hope House’s 95% success rate is a result of the strong foundation and the organization’s well-respected intensive case management program received by clients. Our program is designed to help clients set and meet attainable goals by encouraging them to make positive changes that will lead to a higher quality of life.
Rapid Rehousing aims to help people exit homelessness and stabilize in housing as quickly and efficiently as possible. It provides housing search services, short term financial assistance (e.g., help paying rent and moving costs), and case management services. Rapid Rehousing is a short term crisis response intervention intended to minimize a household’s time spent homeless. The goal of helping people get back into housing as quickly as possible is informed by the belief that, “prolonged exposure to homelessness has a significant negative effect on adults and children – the longer a household experiences homelessness, the poorer the outcomes will likely be in a variety of areas.” ( HUD 2014)
The Homelessness Helpline is a coordinated intake process through which people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness can access the housing crisis response system in a streamlined way. This single point of entry takes into account the unique needs of individuals, children and their families. When possible, the assessment provides the ability for households to gain access to the best options to address their needs.
Loisann’s Hope House leads the coordinated intake process for the Fredericksburg region, to include the counties of Caroline, King George, Stafford and Spotsylvania, and the city of Fredericksburg. The homeless helpline line is accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
FredPrevent – Prevention
The FredPrevent! program prevents households from becoming homeless by connecting those at risk of homelessness to various community supports and, when necessary, providing financial support for security deposits, rent and utilities. Case management is offered to individuals seeking assistance and is not dependent on financial assistance qualifications.
Under Loisann’s Hope House’s leadership, FredPrevent! staff continues to help those that are in need of community resources or at risk of sleeping outside. Staff ensures that households quickly regain stability in affordable permanent housing and provides follow up services to ensure long-term success.
If you are in need of services geared to domestic violence survivors, please contact Empowerhouse through the
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
540-373-9373 | toll free: 1-877-734-7238
If you are in need of resources for rental and/or utility assistance, please consult the community resource guides available at http://fredericksburgcoc.org/need-services