Prevention with Stabilization
We prevent families from becoming homeless in the first place and work to sustainably keep them housed
Preventing families from being evicted and entering homelessness is an essential element of the Family Promise mission and the most cost-effective way to address this crisis proactively. Prevention with stabilization costs a fraction of sheltering or rehousing a family.
Direct Services to Prevent Homelessness & Stabilize Families
We provide direct prevention support services to families facing impending homelessness. This support helps families with minor children in Aiken County that are facing an eviction order. Our immediate goal in these moments of crisis is to keep families in existing housing by avoiding eviction. As we work to resolve and move past the immediate crisis, we also provide stabilization services, with the primary goal of breaking the cycle of housing insecurity.
Stabilization supports families after we’ve solved the immediate crisis of preventing homelessness. The goal is not simply maintaining housing; it is sustainably keeping a family in housing and breaking the cycle of housing insecurity.
Every family served receives individualized case management support from our Family Coach. Additional services may include financial coaching, rental assistance, landlord mediation, budgeting, goal setting and rental and utility assistance (including past-due bills) to keeps families housed.
Because our mission is to achieve long-term stability through a community-based response, we also identify and connect families with additional community and government resources they may be eligible to receive.
Our stabilization services lift families from poverty and permit them to aspire to a future every family deserves.
Our direct services are guided by 3 principles: client choice, respect, and empowerment.
Are you a family in need of services? Call our Family Coach, Laura Johnson, at 803-443-5625.
Keys to Good Tenancy
Our Keys to Good Tenancy is a free educational program open to anyone in the community that helps participants identify and maintain stable housing. Its aim is to prevent homelessness and provide a foundation for lasting independence. Participants attend classes about goal setting, budgeting and financial management, tenant rights and responsibilities, and conflict resolution. Learn more about this program, including class dates, here.