General News
6:06 am
Mon October 21, 2013

UW teams up with SIFS to award family stability grant

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Family Housing Advisory Services has received a $300,000 grant from The United Way of the Midlands and Siemer Institute for Family Stability.

Shawna Forsberg, Director of Communications for United Way, says Family Housing Advisory Services was chosen to receive the grant after working through a detailed grant process. 

She says the funds will primarily be used for case management services for families with children who are at imminent risk of losing their home, or are homeless.

"It’s helping get them the assistance they need, both short-term, helping them with rent, mortgage and transportation, those types of things, but also providing tools and skills to allow them to overcome the challenges they are facing now so long-term they don’t end up in a homeless situation.”

Forsberg says the Family Stability Grant will be awarded over a three-year period. 

The Siemer Institute for Family Stability is headquartered in Ohio and works to help families at risk of homelessness stay in their homes and keep their kids in school.