|STEP FORWARD PROGRAM - 2023
|Amount Funded: $5,000.00
|The amount requested from this grant will provide support for a full month of assistance for the three participants currently in the program, including rent and services of the case manager and housing navigator. Positive impact to the community is measured by the successes achieved when students in the school district and workers in local businesses have the security of safe and affordable housing, and supportive case management services.
|The Step Forward Program supports families and individuals in the geographic area of the Stoughton school district who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve housing stability, increase self-sufficiency and explore opportunities to develop greater self-determination. The program addresses the barriers of unstable and unaffordable housing while providing case management services that include advocacy, support, and access to resources. Currently three families are enrolled in the program. With adequate financial resources additional families will be enrolled as appropriate rental units are secured. It is estimated that the board of directors and other active volunteers will continue to commit over 300 hours annually to the planning and implementation of the program.