What is it?
A program established by the Springfield Housing Authority to promote economic self-sufficiency among residents.
To empower people to take control of their lives by becoming independent, productive members of the community. Family Self-Sufficiency does not simply attack the symptoms of poverty; it tackles dependency on all fronts and replaces powerlessness with the opportunity for a better future. The goal is to assist families in becoming and remaining independent of government assistance.
How can this program help?
|• Earn your GED
||• Learn necessary job skills
|• Earn an Associate and/or Bachelor degree
||• Job placement opportunities
|• Educational workshops and seminars
||• Obtain a job
|• Obtain a better job
||• Own your own home
|• Own your own business
||• Establish an escrow account
Five-Years Five-Phases Toward Family Self-Sufficiency:
Phase I – Personal Development & Assessment
Skill building – Self Esteem Development – Assessment – Exploration of Career and Educational Interests
Phase II – Development of Individual Action Plan
Negotiation of Action Plan – Determination of Self Sufficiency Goal – Activities & Milestones Developed Toward Accomplishing Goals – Identified Barriers and Desired Outcomes – Continuous Follow-up and Referral
Phase III – Maintenance of Effort
Milestone Monitoring – Stabilization of Families – Ongoing Support & Reevaluation of Goals
Phase IV – Transition
Focus on Move From Welfare Assistance to INDEPENDENCE
Phase V – Follow Up
Track Participants After They Have Completed the Family Self Sufficiency Program
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Family Self-Sufficiency Brochure
Program Coordinating Committee meets quarterly at 200 North 11th Street from Noon to 1 p.m.
The calendar for 2013 is as follows:
April 22, 2013
July 22, 2013
October 21, 2013
Contact us at:
200 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 753-5757 ext. 244
Fax: (217) 753-5799