The goal of our Permanent Supportive Housing Program is to help our clients during their time of crisis so they can pick up their lives where they left off, become self-sufficient once again, and contributing members to our community.
The goal for the Greater Opportunities Supportive Housing Program is to provide assistance for participant families and individuals living in poverty to obtain and maintain healthy interdependence with the rest of the community.
Our service plan will focus on the strengths of each person and work to empower them and involve them in the decisions and processes that affect their future.
Services will include case management, life skills education and training, and employment skills training. Using a holistic approach, the Housing Family Advocates will strive, through collaboration between service providers, to address the multi-faceted issues of social service customers. Housing Family Advocates will liaison and furnish referrals to community service providers that both endorse our homeless program and accommodate the needs addressed by our program participants. Linkages are continually being established by our agency to ensure that the community resources are utilized for the diversified needs and goals of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Through the continuum of services offered by our agency, the Housing Family Advocate will work with these individuals to identify community resources that will lend success to their unique circumstances and established goals.
Along with counseling services, the primary areas of need identified by participants include housing, education, health, finances, employment, and socialization. Our collaboration with agencies such as Broome-Tioga BOCES, Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, United Health Services, Broome County Department of Social Services, Solider ON, Re-Entry ABLE programs, Veteran’s Affairs, ACBC, Children’s Home Supervises Independent Living Program, and Fairview Recovery Services contribute to the fundamental objective of sustainability, self-sufficiency, and self- reliance.
All of Greater Opportunities rents come at or below the Fair Market Rent and a large portion of our units have been renovated to make our supportive housing units both safe and affordable. Greater Opportunities utilizes a Housing First approach which provides permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life.
With the Housing First approach, client choice is valuable in supportive service participation and by allowing the client to exercise that choice; he/she is more likely to be more successful in remaining housed and improving their life.
Families and individuals who are living in poverty who are looking to grow and become independent members of our community and self-sufficient in all areas of life.
For information, please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-723-6493.
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