An additional entry point for some families 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 Shelter 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. It is similar to the Diversion from Shelter Program and differs in that it includes longer term case management support.
Program 515 – Another Option for Each Family at Enrollment:
- Families can choose which intake program better serves their unique family situation. One size of program does not fit every family situation.
- Families have access to all the same FPL programming as the Shelter 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