This program is provided in partnership with United Way of Olmsted County, who recognized it with the 2016 Funded Program Excellence award.
In 2005 Family Promise Rochester added a family stabilization program. In our shelter program, the stabilizer counselor works with the guest families on a daily basis, helping them to network in the community to find housing, employment and stability. Our counselor holds life skills training classes for the guests; helping them with financing, parenting, rental and legal issues. After securing housing, the counselor works with the families for one year in a follow-along program to provide stability so that the children stay in the same schools, and the families remain in their housing and do not fall back into homelessness. Families that work with the follow along program have a success rate of over 75% remaining stable.