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How It Works

EFH’s  3-Year Transitional Plan for Success Builds Healthy Families, Stronger Neighbors & Active Citizens.

Year #1: Development of Foundational Life Skills

  • Parenting: participate in community parenting program & encourage children’s educational stability
  • Social interactions: learn/develop conflict resolution & find/build mentor relationship
  • Personal accountability: maintain all aspects of EFH Participant’s agreement
  • Financial: Build a basic income/expense budget
  • Tenant responsibility: maintain clean, healthy environment & housing responsibilities
  • Sobriety/recovery: maintain all mandatory compliance requirements

Year #2: Development of Sustainable Work/Education/Finance Skills

  • Complete strengths and skills assessment
  • Assess and select training/education opportunities, agency or school
  • Write a resume and complete interview strategies workshop
  • Document job search
  • Begin sustainable-income job, training, or school
  • Define debt reduction strategy and complete a financial planning course

Year #3: Transitioning from Dependency to Self-Sufficiency & Graduation from Program

  • Participate in EFH Transitions Team
  • Prepare growth portfolio including payment history, references, referrals, exit background check
  • Complete needs assessment for post-graduation: perm. housing location and school goals
  • Complete projected post-graduation budget, obtain credit report
  • Define specific goals for continued post-graduation financial & housing self-sufficiency
  • Participate in active, positive circles of support, and demonstrate ability to recovery from relapse

 

    

How to apply for housing

EFH has an applicant list for housing. While on the list, applicants attend monthly EFH community meetings and submit weekly recovery meeting documentation. To put yourself on the applicant list, call Tana Hogan, program administrator, at 509-943-6610 to set up an appointment for a brief orientation and to pick up an application.