We work directly with the Joint Office of Homelessness to place those families and individuals living on the street, in their cars or in temporary shelters in safe sustainable housing. .
We have three different types of prevention programs that we oversee. One is specifically to assist families with minor children in the home, one is for extremely low income and the third program focuses on low income. Assistance includes rent, utilities and in some cases mortgage assistance.
Imagine trying to live on disability income of $900.00 or less a month. This does not cover rent much less other necessities to live. Marion County Homeless Council PSH program is designed to help those with a disability to move from homelessness to housed
Every individual and family assisted with their housing needs receives case management services. Our case management is focused on housing sustainability and financial stability.
Marion County Homeless Council has two dedicated Case Managers who do all the work to help the families and households to find, secure and stabilize in housing. A part time administrative assistance and volunteer Executive Director assist with the record keeping, report building and day to day operations. (A big thank you to PCUL for providing the administrative assistant. We don't know what we would do without your help)
Marion County Homeless Council has a seven member board representing a cross section of our community. With representatives from Drummond Bank, Early Learning Coalition, Marion County Schools, Habitat for Humanity, local business, formerly homeless and citizens interested in ending homelessnes, the passion for the mission is quite evident. We seek to expand our board and will be seeking nominations beginning January 5, 2021.