Alternatives, Inc. is dedicated to helping individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, through two Transitional Housing Programs. The Franklin House Program offers temporary apartment-based housing to homeless mothers and their children, with an emphasis on building self-sufficiency and parenting skills. The Transitional Housing program which serves individuals, also provides temporary apartment-based housing, with services focused on building life skills, self-sufficiency and enhancing mental health and wellness.
The goal is to help these individuals and families stabilize following their period of homelessness , and assist in locating permanent housing upon graduation. These programs provide up to 12 months of residence as well as on-site Case Management. Alternatives’ staff use a person-centered approach to help all clients develop individualized goals and services with a focus on wellness and recovery. Services are flexible and can be enhanced as needed or requested.
“Five years ago I thought I was going to be homeless and Alternatives came through for me. I had no place to go and they came to my rescue." – Bob
Alternatives Stands Apart from Other Providers
The Agency has more than 2 decades of experience providing Transitional Housing services.
Services are flexible and are enhanced as needed if a client is in need of increased assistance.
The Franklin House Program for homeless mothers and children is staffed 24/7 to serve the needs of the families.
Services include: assistance with skill building, money management, linkage to community resources, enhancing parenting skills, housing support services, vocational services, medical and mental health providers, etc.
Staff receive continuing education and training in the field of mental health and addiction services.
Clinical/Manager level professionals are on-call 24/7 with a second tier of Director level professionals ready to assist individuals.