Franklin House

Alternatives, Inc. is dedicated to helping families who are experiencing homelessness. The Franklin House Program offers temporary shelter to homeless mothers and their children, with an emphasis on building self-sufficiency and parenting skills. 


The goal is to help families stabilize following  their period of homelessness , and assist in locating permanent housing upon graduation.


This program provides up to 12 months of housing, 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.

“I'm grateful. I don't know where I would be without Alternatives," – Ashley

Alternatives Stands Apart from Other Providers

  • The Agency has more than 2 decades of experience providing emergency shelter 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.