Kaiser Family Crisis Shelter
Open 24 hours a day.
The Kaiser Family Crisis Center is a 120-day work program, which enables families to get back on their feet and learn skills that will help them cope with crises in the future. Using an empowerment philosophy, families who have experienced crises such as eviction or loss of a job are assisted in gaining employment, meeting targeted goals, and developing positive family dynamics.
Clients in this program must adhere to strict requirements. They must remain drug-free and sober during their stay, attend case management sessions, life skills classes, and substance abuse or mental health therapy. Additionally, they must meet regularly with the employment specialist, find employment within a specific time frame, and save 60% of any incoming money. This structure assists clients in becoming responsible and accountable for themselves and their families. The Family Crisis Center staff takes pride in our program.
The stability provided by the program also allows children to thrive as they experience knowing where they will eat, sleep, and have a consistent opportunity to bond with their parents, possibly for the first time. Many of the children have moved so frequently that they live in a constant state of stress and chaos. In addition to attending the same school regularly, they are able to participate in a structured after-school program.