The International American Relief Society( IARS) as based Nebraska organization, has seeking a freelance grant writer for is men homeless shelter in Lincoln Nebraska.
“Casa de la Divina Providencia”
Far too many Americans spend their lives moving from correctional facilities to the streets and back again in an endless loop.
Some are homeless because they are released from prison and have nowhere else to go.
After a sentence of a year or two, it could happen that, a person returns to an intact family situation.
Finding a job might be almost impossible, but there is some chance that other family members will give a home-comer a place to stay and provide other forms of support, at least for a while. The save is tenuous, but not impossible.
Home comers need another chance
How about a person who gets out after serving 15 years? How many friends and relatives have died in the meantime?
Does anyone still even write?
Are there children who have grown up and established their own lives, and would prefer not to associate with an ex-con?
What place is there for someone who has been incarcerated for a quarter of a century; who comprehends almost nothing about the modern world; who has no job skills; who probably could never get hired anyway because of his record; whose only acquaintances on the outside are likely to be former inmates like himself?
Now add to that scenario the very real possibility that the person might have been innocent in the first place. It happens all the time.
We see how many people have gotten as far as death row, or even been executed for crimes they did not do.
How many have lesser sentences resulted from wrongful convictions? It is worth thinking about.
Casa de la Divina Providencia as International American Relief Society (IARS) program focus on providing individuals with comprehensive supportive services, which will enable them to return to independent living and to obtain employment.
The program will serve men who are 18 and older. All participants in the program will receive an Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
Men who are accepted into the program will be assigned to a case manager who will develop an individual service plan (ISP). The ISP targets goals that should be reached prior to and after leaving the program.
The ISP identifies goals that should be met by individuals in the program. The primary objective will be to assist the residents in finding employment and moving into permanent housing
Anyone can be homeless at any time. While most people cannot fathom the idea of not having a roof over their head or a daily shower, millions of people suffer every day with homelessness. Unfortunately, the number of homeless men far outweighs the number of shelters in Lincoln Nebraska.
Upon leaving the criminal justice system, formerly incarcerated men have few options to keep them out of the cold.
Those without family to take them in must often wait months if not years in the shelter or three-quarter house system before they secure stable, affordable housing. There is one men shelter in Lincoln, Nebraska—which currently leaves some people homeless each night—and inadequate public assistance to accommodate people reentering society after a life in prison or struggling with some social issue.
Casa de la Divina Providencia plan to be a home of Relief
The retribution and rehabilitation that inmates endure behind bars are supposed to reform and ready prisoners for a second shot. For many, having a home is the key they need to unlock a secure and productive life.
The men will assign a bed and meet with a case manager to discuss their needs. While providing men with clean, safe shelter is critical, we know that long-term success is only achieved when a combination of emotional, physical, behavioral and spiritual support is provided.
Diagnosis of underlying, and often generational, issues is the foundation for action plans and goals designed to promote overall health and well-being. We will help prepare guests to identify and seek employment opportunities that offer a career path, rather than a survival-mode job.
Services we will offer
At the Casa de la Divina Providencia, our focus is not just about getting people off the street. It is about helping them build a foundation for a changed life.
Important to that change is providing the educational support and tools toward becoming gainfully employed and/or to further their education.
At the Casa de la Divina Providencia, participants are provided with resume-building assistance, job-readiness skills, interviewing skills, access to employment searches online, and professional clothing for interviews.
• Case Management and Goal Setting (Weekly)
• Chapel Services and Bible Studies (Optional)
• Classes: Motivational; Life Management Skills; Addictive Behavior; Parenting; GED
• Collaboration with Civic Entities and Local Businesses to Impact Poverty
• Counseling Resources
• Educational Guidance (GED Classes; College; Trade School Guidance
• Home Economics
• Housing (Permanent) Search Assistance
• Job Identification and Search Assistance; Job Readiness and Enrichment Programs
• Mentoring and/or Biblical Counseling
• Money Management Skill Training
International American Relief Society’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.
Striving to eliminate homelessness in our community
Being Faithful to our Mission, we are empowered by our Core Values:
Hospitality: We provide a welcoming, open, safe, and sensitive environment for those we serve and with whom we work.
Compassion: We empathize with the suffering of others and actively work to alleviate it as if it were our own.
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