Caseworkers assist homeless individuals and families with an initial assessment to help determine their needs and prioritize those needs. Referrals to Valley House and other homeless shelters are made through our offices.
Valley House partners with SCCAP to perform assessments and provide referrals for Police checks before being referred to the shelter. SCCAP has grant funds to assist homeless families and individuals obtain documentation for identification purposes to obtain employment or school. Funding may also assist with special clothing or tools needed for employment purposes, gas vouchers, and minor car repairs. SCCAP may also assist with first month's rent to help working families transition from the shelter to more permanent housing. All participants are introduced into our Family Development Program. Every participant required to complete a budget, outlining income versus outgoing bills.