Humility of Mary Housing
Through our supportive services Caring Compass Program, we provide education to individuals and families who have experienced homelessness and have a disability and are living in our housing, through Life Skills group classes and through individual case management. At our youth (18-24 year old) housing site, as well as our family housing sites, residents learn in groups and in individual sessions about essential life skills, mental health, substance abuse, relationships, health, budgeting, employment, housing stability, and more. We take a person-centered approach to service provision, in which clients are empowered to establish goals in their Individualized Service Plan that are most meaningful to them, and the case managers serve to help the clients achieve those goals. Children residing in our family sites also receive services through partnerships with local agencies and schools who provide supports focused on meeting the needs of children transitioning from homelessness. On-site tutoring is offered, as well as educational and social enrichment opportunities for the children in our locations.
Position Description: Opportunity House Resident Support
This volunteer would work directly with the 11 residents of Opportunity House in Garfield Heights (Cuyahoga County, Ohio), who are 18-24 year old youth who have experienced homelessness and have a HUD-defined disability (usually mental illness, substance misuse, learning or cognitive disability or a combination thereof). They would provide support to the Opportunity House Case Manager in helping the residents to reach the goals on their Individualized Support Plans and in teaching Life Skills classes to help them become self-sufficient. This volunteer would live in an efficiency unit on the property, which HMHI would provide to them free of charge, with their shift being mostly evening and weekend hours. This volunteer would respond in any evening or overnight emergencies by calling 911 when needed.
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