Harford Family House, Inc. - Aberdeen, MD

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53 E. Bel Air Avenue Suite 3
Aberdeen, MD 21001
: 410-273-6700
: http://harfordfamilyhouse.org/
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Description: Harford Family House is a transitional shelter for homeless families with children. Clients are referred by the Harford County Department of Social Services. The one-year program includes housing, case management services and referrals to partner agencies for GED classes, financial literacy training, job training and health care. Families must have at least one child under the age of 18. HFH can accommodate in-tact families which includes a father, mother and children as well as single mothers with children and single fathers with children.

Housing
Emergency Housing
This 6 month program is the only program in Harford County Maryland able to provide emergency shelter to a homeless family with children.  Families facing the crisis of homelessness are referred to the program by one of our partner agencies in the community.  Initial funding from the United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) enabled us to establish this program.  Current funding from the UWCM and other community partners has allowed us to expand this program to three apartments for emergency housing.

Transitional Housing
This one year program moves a family from homelessness into safe, basic and decent housing. A fully furnished one or two bedroom apartment greets the family as they begin their journey towards self-sufficiency. Once stabilized, the family can begin to work on their individual goals which may include: credit repair; increasing marketable job skills; finishing a GED program; finding employment; and addressing medical and mental health needs, positioning the family for independence and self-sufficiency.

Transition II Housing
One year is not always enough time for a family to make the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Issues such as education, poor credit and finding living wage employment can take longer than the one year available through our Transitional Housing Program. In order to provide some additional time, a new program was added. Through Transition II, families who are making great strides in achieving self-sufficiency are provided with support for an additional year. Case management services are reduced, utility bills are put into the family’s name and the family obtains a lease in their name. Goals are set and progress is monitored to insure that families continue to move in the right direction.

Permanent Supportive Housing
Families who have one adult with a diagnosed disability are eligible to receive permanent supportive housing. The goal is the same: to transition these families to permanent stable housing and a better life. This may take longer than a year and look differently because of the increased barriers families with disabilities face. Families in this program work on individual goals which may include: obtaining disability benefits; applying for subsidized housing programs; participating in supported work programs; and stabilizing their medical and/or mental health needs.
 

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