HOPE Program

Since 2014, the 7hills Homeless Center’s Veteran Services programs have been providing permanent housing and wrap-around case management services to homeless and near-homeless Veterans in Northwest Arkansas (NWA). In 2018, as we are close to achieving functional zero for veteran homelessness, our organization has decided to open up this housing program to assist the veteran and non-veteran individuals and families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

The HOPE program is a community based housing program that serves individuals and families that are literally homeless or at-risk of homelessness and live in Washington and Benton counties. The HOPE Program assists participants in exiting homelessness quickly, increasing self-sufficiency, and preventing participants from returning to homelessness using outreach, intensive case management, and financial assistance.

Hope is an integral part of the 7hills mission, and it is woven into all that we do. The 7hills HOPE program is no different, and illustrates our primary core values within the program:

1. Housing First. This evidence-based model is being used by our entire community and in programs across the nation with great success.

2. Ongoing Support. Our Case Managers are walking alongside households every step of the way to identify and work toward goals, create a housing stability plan, and support households in their journey to maintaining housing on their own.

3. Person-centered. The Case Managers work with households to set individualized goals, including gaining employment, increasing income, obtaining benefits, accessing community resources, maintaining housing, and increasing budgeting skills.

4. Empathetic Approach. We work hard to ensure that our Case Managers bring both skills and experience to their job, and strive to provide ongoing education and support to help households learn new approaches and strategies while growing as professionals.

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of homeless veterans have seen combat

Services

The goal of the program is to promote housing stability among very low-income individuals and families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. We offers a range of short-term services that include:

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Intensive case management
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Short-term rent assistance and/or arrears
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Short-term utility assistance and/or arrears
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Housing search assistance
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Security deposit
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Utility deposits
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Money management skills, job readiness assistance
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Community referrals
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Assistance obtaining public benefits
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Emergency supplies

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Experiencing homelessness

At-risk of homelessness

At risk of losing permanent housing, but for Hope Program assistance

NEEDS LIST

 

Director of Veteran Services
Shelby Garrett, LMSW
[email protected]
479-435-6665

Cleaning Supplies
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Cleaning Supplies
Broom/Mop
Vacuum
Laundry Detergent
Iron/Ironing Board
Alarm Clock
Hangers
Bath
Shower Curtain/Rod/Hooks
Bath Towel Sets
Kitchen
Pots and pans
Cooking Utensils
Cups
Dinnerware
Utensils
Bakeware
Kitchen Tools
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Trash Can
Dish Towels
Dishwashing Soap
Bedding
Air mattress (full/queen)
Sheet sets (full/queen)
Blankets/Comforters
Bed Pillows

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