FRIDAY FIVE : STATIC SHELTER SITE


This blog provides the top 5 highlights or updates about Family Promise of Waukesha County for Friday, September 30, 2022.


 

Our mission is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence

through a community-based response.

 

HURRICANE RELIEF


There are 10 Family Promise Affiliates in Florida. Many of them are working with families impacted by Hurricane Ian. If you are interested in helping the national organization is accepting donations. All funds will go to affiliated affected by the hurricane.



 

The stories you can read this week are:

  1. DIALOGUE OF HOPE

  2. HIRING: HOUSING CASE MANAGER

  3. STATIC SHELTER SITE

  4. WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

  5. FP SYMPOSIUM


POLL OF THE WEEK

Which of the 7 values of Family Promise resonate with me the most?

 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK



 

1. DIALOGUE OF HOPE


You are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 18 for a Dialogue of Hope with Michelle, a former guest of Family Promise.


Michelle stayed in the shelter in the fall of 2018. Four years later, she owns her own home. During this evening you will be able to hear her story and ask questions. We will also dialogue about the current housing market and how it is impacting families experiencing homelessness today. This session is part of our celebration of Family Promise Week from October 16-23.



Registration is necessary. Use the button below for details and registration:




Family Promise Week is designed to celebrate the founding of Family Promise in 1988. Another way to promote this organization is through A Night Without A Bed.


 

2. NOW HIRING: HOUSING CASE MANAGER


Family Promise of Waukesha County is seeking a full -time Case Manager to work with families at risk of becoming homeless.


The ideal candidate will have experience working with low-income families, an understanding of housing issues, familiarity with resources available in Waukesha County, employ trauma-informed care, able to work as a team, be flexible, and be able to adapt as the situation demands.


Could you send one of the links below to five people who may be interested or know someone who is interested?


You can learn more about this position using any of the buttons below.


On our website:


On Jobs That Help


On Linked In


On ziprecruiter


On Indeed


 

POLL OF THE WEEK



Which of the seven values of Family Promise resonate with me the most?

  • Hospitality and Welcoming

  • Community Involvement

  • Empathy

  • Innovation




 

3. STATIC SITE




Family Promise of Waukesha County, Inc. is searching for a facility that can be used as a stationary site to shelter families. We are pursuing a facility where families stay and volunteers would come to the shelter. This is one of the many ways that other affiliates across the country have adjusted their shelter program.


Secondly, we are exploring the idea of providing transitional affordable housing for low-income families. Those who have read this space on a regular basis know that the shortage of affordable housing is the number one factor impacting the families we serve. We want to do more than identify a problem; we want to provide solutions.


Ideally, we would like to utilize a facility that could accommodate both objectives. You could help us by sharing with us any facility you know that might be available -- maybe if it isn’t even on the market yet. Of course, as a non-profit organization, we are always interested in a donated option.


Here are some of the criteria we are using to find a site:


Shelter facility:

  • Ability to shelter 4-6 families in “mini-apartments” with full bath

  • Shared kitchen and cafeteria

  • Access to public transportation

  • Space for seminars

  • Office space for staff

  • Confidential meeting space for case management

  • Meeting room

  • Playroom for children

  • Sleeping space for volunteers

  • Adequate parking for clients and volunteers

  • Welcome/hospitality area

  • Laundry facilities

  • Storage


For the apartments, our criteria is:

  • Provide 4-8 apartments

  • 1000-1200 sq. feet per apartment

  • 2 or 3 bedrooms (a mix is ideal)

  • Full bath

  • Living room

  • Kitchenette


We would be open to purchasing a four family or larger and starting with land and building.


Feel free to share any leads with:


Joe Nettesheim

262-968-2321

joe@familypromisewaukeshawi.org



 

4. WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE


Fall arrived last week and right on cue. The temperature has changed. The chill in the air is a reminder that winter is near and many families do not have winter clothing. You can help us change this!


You are invited to participate in the winter clothing drive for families we serve in the Apartment Shelter and Homelessness Prevention programs. To participate, click on the list below and select an item(s) you are willing to provide. We are looking for new or slightly used items.



Items can be dropped off:


Saturday, October 8 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Emmanuel United Church of Christ

36821 Sunset Dr.

Oconomowoc, WI 53066


OR


Saturday, October 15 from 9-noon

Family Promise Day Center

139 E North Street

Waukesha, WI 53188


 

5. FAMILY PROMISE SYMPOSIUM


Courtney, Maria and Joe participated in the Family Promise National Symposium last week in Morristown, New Jersey. We asked them to share their takeaways from the event. Click below for links to the insights they received.


Navigating Challenging Times by Maria Mundt



Relationships are the Key to Success by Courtney Rutkowski


To See Each Other Through by Joe Nettesheim


It takes courage to be homeless. To do so with a family is unimaginable. - Pastor Gladys Moore.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Family Promise week is October 16-23. This week is set aside to celebrate the founding of Family Promise in 1986. There are a few opportunities for you to get learn about our services, get involved and share our mission with others:


October 8 Winter Clothing Drive Drop Off (1st of 2)

WHERE: Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 36821 Sunset Dr., Ocon

WHEN: 8:30 am to 10:30 am


October 15 Winter Clothing Drive Drop Off (2nd of 2)

WHERE: Family Promise Day Center, 139 E North Street, Wauk

WHEN: 9am - 12 Noon


October 17 Board of Trustees Meeting


October 18 Dialogue with a Guest


October 22 A Night Without a Bed


 

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