Another entry point to FPL for a family is Program 515.

The first year Family Promise began recording the number of calls received, five hundred and fifteen families inquired.  This is where the program gets its name.

The only difference between P515 and the Rotation Program is that the families remained sheltered where ever they are such as motels, other shelters, with friends & family, camping, or couch surfing.

P515 families have access to the all of the same program and facility resources during the day.

There are a few different program options within P515, including:

  • Community Housing Connections (CHC) – a landlord referral prevention of homelessness program
  • Diversion – Helping a family through case management supports to be diverted from the sheltering system
  • New Horizons – (NH) Housing readiness and case management supports for homeless families being sheltered at Lawrence Community Shelter through a partnership with the Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority and funding through the City of Lawrence Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and Douglas County for voucher awards

Program 515 – Another Option for Each Family at Enrollment:

  • Families can choose which intake program better serves their unique family situation.  With 2 enrollment options, families autonomy and choice at intake.  One size of program does not fit every family situation.
  • Families have access to all the same FPL programming as the Rotation Program, including all Family Services, financial literacy, budgeting, job searching assistance, benevolence, C2C partnerships, Temporary Housing, Graduate Supports, Life Skills Classes, and connections and referrals to other local agencies for wrap around case management.
  • Families have use of all the facilities at the Day Center, including showers, laundry, computers, a kitchen, case managers, quiet space, and may use the Day Center for their mailing address

P515 annually serves about the same number of families served through the Rotation Program.  Since launch in 2016, more than 70 families have been helped by this additional program option upon enrollment.