Once people and families fall into the confusing world of homelessness, it is extraordinarily difficult to navigate their way out, on their own. The “cycle of homelessness” begins when their hope is lost, and hope is lost all too soon for persons who are homeless. In order to address the problem of homelessness – and to end the cycle of homelessness one person at a time – the Siena/Francis House operates our Services Center, located at 1401 N 18th St.
Our case workers located in the Services Center, work closely with the homeless persons who come to the center, gaining their trust, in order to begin addressing the problems that caused them to be homeless in the first place. Our staff provides to homeless individuals and families the services and resources they need, or puts them in touch with other organizations that can be of assistance. So, what are the services and resources provided by our Day Services Center staff? There are many, including helping persons and families to obtain:
- Affordable and appropriate housing
- Employment and educational opportunities for themselves and for their children
- Money management skills
- Services targeted to veterans of our armed forces
- Domestic violence counseling
- Addiction counseling
- Treatment for mental illness
- Medical health care
- General assistance
- Identification cards
Siena/Francis House's Services Center staff also helps persons who are homeless to get in touch – and in many cases – to reunite with estranged family members.