When unfortunate scenarios arise and people find themselves without a place to live, there are various resources in the Dayton community that can provide assistance. One such organization is Homefull, based in downtown Dayton, which offers programming and case management to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or formerly homeless. Homefull is part of a network of services in Western Ohio that have a mission of helping people help themselves.
Homefull assists over 600 people each day in an effort to reduce and prevent homelessness. They educate people in the shelter system about job searching, home searching, employability, and life skills. Case managers work one-on-one with people to find suitable housing and set goals for obtaining housing as quickly as possible. Resources for leaseholder education and legal aid referrals are also available. Along with assisting people who are homeless, Homefull offers a community transition program for adults who are re-entering society after being incarcerated.
By partnering with other organizations in the Miami Valley, Homefull is able to connect people to a range of helpful resources in the community. Homefull works closely with organizations that provide food, shelter, housing programs, and assistance for people with disabilities and mental illness.
Shelters are wonderful for providing food, clothing, and safety, but they are only a transitional step in a person’s journey toward a better future. Organizations such as Homefull are a vital resource for people who are unsure how to go about finding a permanent home and employment. Additionally, being able to keep homes and jobs is just as important as securing them in the first place. Homefull gives people the skills necessary to maintain homes and jobs so that they won’t need to go back to shelters.