Apartment Support Mentor

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Stand Up Houston

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Ending the cycle of homelessness. We do this in cities across America, one at a time. We strive to build communities where all young adults know care, feel loved and have a support system to help them move quickly from surviving to thriving.

Once we’re successful in helping kids get off the streets, the real test begins. If it takes 3-12 months or more to get someone into housing. It may take twice that long working with them in an apartment environment before they feel fully capable and comfortable with taking care of themselves. Apartment support mentor teams will monitor their situations, and help young renters build the life they deserve.

Building stable homes

Apartment Support may include, but is not limited to, helping with the following:

  • Assistance in locating and taking care of an apartment
  • Life skills training, including the fundamentals of living alone and supporting one's self
  • Developing a follow-up plan after being placed in an independent living situation
  • Job seeking and maintenance
  • Weekly food baskets and nutrition planning
  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Counseling and moral support
  • Referrals for medical and dental support
  • Occasional Moving help (Trucks needed!)
Where are our Apartment Support programs?

Us: Houston, TX within Beltway 8, location varies; we can building teams for North, South, East, West, and Central Houston. Email Houston@standupforkids.org.

Other locations: Visit StandUpforKids.org to volunteer in other cities! California (Orange County, San Diego), Massachusetts (Worcester), Texas (, San Antonio), Virginia (Hampton Roads), Washington (Bremerton).

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About Stand Up Houston

Location:

PO Box 130712, Houston, TX 77098, US

Mission Statement

Ending the cycle of homelessness. We do this in cities across America, one at a time. We strive to build communities where all young adults know care, feel loved and have a support system to help them move quickly from surviving to thriving.

Description

The Houston chapter has been in operation since 2005 running different programs to relieve homelessness. We started with Street Outreach at the Montrose neighborhood by reaching out to the homeless young adults and giving them non-perishable food, clothing and hygiene products. In 2011, we were fortunate to obtain a center to accomplish our Drop-In program. Through the Drop-in center, the clients have a safe place to socialize, to enjoy a hot meal and to take with them basic necessities such as hygiene supplies, clothing, shoes and food. For a few hours at the center, the youth can take the advantage of our services and resources. We provide help in obtaining ID, resume preparation, and resources for housing. Our third program, Apartment Support, emerged in 2013 to provide food and housing supplies to clients who were able to obtain housing through various grants.

The schedule for the programs are as follows:

  • Street Outreach: Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 PM & On Weekends
  • Drop-in Center: Friday nights from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Apartment Support: during weekends

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3000 Montrose BlvdHouston, TX 77098

(29.7352,-95.4164)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Career Counseling / Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours/week or biweekly
  • must have transportation between multiple locations

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