Current Programs and Future Goals


Emergency Services

» ​Food Assistance – Help needed people and/or families get groceries or something to eat for up to (2) days.

» Financial Assistance – Provides emergency financial assistance when funds are available.

» Safe Shelter – Provide a room or hotel for one or two nights.

« Future Goal - Ezer Emergency Shelter


Stabilization

» Food Assistance – Help people and/or families get needed groceries or something to eat

» Financial Assistance – supplement qualified expense assistance when funds are available.

» Find a Home – connect and advocate for people and families in need with programs that have transitional and permanent housing.

» Dream - Back on Your Feet Discipleship Program – assist and advocate for people wanting to work and get a job. This includes resume writing, interview skills training, life skills training, connecting them with companies hiring and jobs fairs, assisting with transportation when available

» Ezer Transitional Housing- Minimal cost all inclusive Ezer managed housing, aid with furnishings, and ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, including life skills training, budgeting, financial management and oversight and payee services

« Future Goal- Foster Care Intervention

Sustainability

» Ezer Permanent Supportive Housing– Partner with and place people with steady income into Ezer managed housing, aid with furnishings, and ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, ongoing life skills training, budgeting, financial management and oversight Advocacy and Relationship Development

» Moving forward- Partner with and aid in 3rd party housing acquisition furnishings, and ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, ongoing life skills training, budgeting, financial management and oversight, Advocacy and Relationship Development

» 2nd Chance Housing- Partner with and place people with steady income into Ezer managed housing with a one year lease to aid in overcoming barriers to self-rental, reestablish rental history, aid with furnishings, and ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, ongoing life skills training, budgeting, financial management and oversight 

» Advocacy and Relationship Development 

« Future Goal - Ezer Immersion Experience

« Future Goal - Ezer Leadership School

« Future Goal - Ezer Permanent Supportive Affordable Housing Community

“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’"

Matthew 5:20 MSG

Read more about our community impact through the COVID-19 pandemic in this article: https://www.wtkr.com/news/initiative-fights-for-homeless-housing-solutions-as-state-funds-fluctuate

Emergency Services

» ​Food Assistance – Help needed people and/or families get groceries or something to eat for up to (2) days.

» Financial Assistance – Provides emergency financial assistance when funds are available.

» Safe Shelter – Provide a room or hotel for one or two nights.

« Future Goal - Ezer Emergency Shelter

Stabilization

» Food & Financial Assistance

» Find a Home – connect and advocate for people and families in need with programs that have transitional and permanent housing.

» Dream - Back on Your Feet Discipleship Program – assist and advocate for people wanting to work and get a job, including resume writing, interview skills & life skills training, connecting them with companies hiring, jobs fairs, and assisting with transportation.

» Ezer Transitional Housing - Minimal cost all-inclusive Ezer-managed housing, "aid with furnishings, ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, including life skills training, budgeting, financial management, and oversight" (SUPPORT), and payee services

« Future Goal - Foster Care Intervention

Sustainability

» Ezer Permanent Supportive Housing – Partner with people with steady income to place them into Ezer-managed housing and SUPPORT.

» Moving forward- Partner with and aid in 3rd party housing acquisition

» 2nd Chance Housing- Partner with and place people with steady income into Ezer-managed housing with a one year lease to aid in overcoming barriers to self-rental, reestablish rental history, and SUPPORT.

» Advocacy and Relationship Development

« Future Goal - Ezer Immersion Experience

« Future Goal - Ezer Leadership School

« Future Goal - Ezer Permanent Supportive Affordable Housing Community

Being the Good Samaritan

Executive Director, Kecia St. Clair sharing at Freedom Life Church how The Ezer Initiative was birthed and why we do what we do.