Following the example of Jesus by helping those in need, we provide transitional housing and support for homeless families on the path to self-sufficiency.
Transitional Housing and Support
Agape’s Families in Transition (FIT) transitional housing program supports homeless families and their children fleeing domestic violence. Our FIT families receive housing, counseling, opportunities for faith engagement, life skills, parenting skills, job readiness training, budgeting guidance and more. An Agape social worker helps each participant develop a personal case plan to help identify strengths and enable success. We work closely with other agencies to provide other wraparound support services as needed.
Agape offers three programs to serve our city’s homeless:
Families In Transition
FIT is a transitional housing for pregnant or single parenting women who are currently homeless. It is the only program of its kind in Shelby County serving homeless families and their children in transitional housing for up to two years.
Access For All Rapid Rehousing
Access for All (A4A) Rapid Rehousing helps eligible homeless families ages 18-24 quickly obtain permanent, stable housing. This program assists tenants in acquiring the skills needed to maintain permanent housing when they exit the program.
Family stability is critical to individuals and the community. Children who live in unstable homes face the risk of increased school mobility, decreased attendance and poor school performance. The primary goal of this program is to increase stability and reduce student mobility through outreach and case management services.
Families come to us on the edge of homelessness and in a crisis. In partnership with United Way of the Mid-South and the Siemer Institute for Family Stability, Agape is pleased to offer programs that designed to assist families of school-aged children. Families who participate in the Siemer program gain access to other programs offered by Agape.
Requirements for Eligibility include:
- Family muse be residents of Shelby County
- There must be at least one school-aged child (ages 6-18) in the family
- Annual income must be at least 30% of the Area Median Income
Agape’s homeless prevention services help eligible families who are at risk of being homeless, having received court-order eviction notices.
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