JHP’s case managers make weekly visits to and/or have offices in a number of emergency shelters under the auspices of this program (shelters include: Shepherd’s Cove, Family Crisis Center, Transitional Housing, and the Family Emergency Center). Program enrollees also come to JHP’s Greenbelt office where they meet with case managers, use computers and office equipment, participate in workshops and receive supportive services. Because residents at the county’s emergency shelters are only allowed to stay for 60 days during any one-year period, it is crucial that JHP’s case managers quickly assist them in finding employment and housing. This program serves over 200 people a year—the majority of them being single mothers. It places at least 90 people in employment and 80 people (75% of them with children under the age of 5) in housing each year.
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