Since 1993, the AfterCare Program has provided comprehensive supportive services to families who have moved into stable housing. Designed to provide continued support to families who are living in their own homes, but are still in need of continual services, the AfterCare Program allows families to live independently, yet maintain long-term relationships with Raphael House staff and volunteers.
For formerly homeless families, particularly those headed by a single parent, having a support network and supplemental resources often makes the difference between staying housed and homelessness. Families who choose to participate in the AfterCare Program demonstrate improved housing stability, increased family income, greater community involvement and an amplified sense of personal control.
The Raphael House AfterCare Program serves more than 1,100 parents and children each year. As an indicator of success, in our last three fiscal years, more than 94 percent of these families maintained stable housing and 80 percent made other substantial gains toward financial independence and family stability.
AfterCare Case Management
Continued case management is offered to families once they have moved on from shelter. While this takes many forms, the main focus is on financial literacy, tenant's rights information, and welcoming the AfterCare families to participate in the various Raphael House community activities.
ChildReach is part of our AfterCare services at Raphael House with a focus on the needs of a child. ChildReach is a program that embraces the concept of developing “the whole child.” This is understood as focusing on the healthy development of a child’s physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional well being. The following are examples of the enriching and FUN activities offered through ChildReach:
Activities for toddlers
Activities for children ages 5-12
Activities for teens