Programs & Services
Homeward Bound provides comprehensive programs and services to assist families grow emotionally and physically healthier, while gaining the life skills needed to achieve economic independence.
- Well-maintained housing is provided in safe locations. Each family pays 30 percent of their adjusted gross income to Homeward Bound to help offset the cost of housing, utilities and services.
- Case managers work with each family to design and achieve goals in life skills, including budgeting, nutrition, and household and time management.
- Employment Services helps adult family members find and secure the best positions possible. They learn how to write a resume, interview successfully and search for appropriate employment. One of our goals is to help Homeward Bound families earn wages adequate to afford and sustain market housing.
- Adult Program Services focuses on education to help families develop basic life skills, build career-enhancing characteristics, and improve relationships. Classes offered include: budgeting and financial management, home maintenance, career development, and safety.
- The Children’s Services Program coordinates educational opportunities and programs to enhance social development, as well as medical and dental assistance and recreational activities to expand children’s positive growth.
- Mental health counseling is offered to individuals, as well as families, and includes parenting classes, and various support groups.
- The Kids In Trauma (KIT) program provides crisis counseling to children traumatized by homelessness, domestic violence, and abuse with the goal of achieving emotional health and establishing wholesome life skills.
- Childcare is available at The Thunderbirds Family Village Nina Mason Pulliam Learning Center in partnership with the YMCA. Depending on the family’s financial circumstances, childcare may be subsidized.
- Medical and dental care is also provided. Through collaboration with the John C. Lincoln Health Network, basic medical services are available to our families. At the Nina Mason Pulliam Dental Clinic, volunteer dentists and dental hygienists provide dental care.
- The Helping the Working Poor Program provides the tools, classes, and support needed for families to learn how to budget, balance checkbooks, and other skills essential to achieving economic independence.