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Kaiser Permanente Grant: Housing Expansion Project
Published on January 19, 2017
Willamette Family is one of the three non-profit agencies in Eugene that receive a grant from Kaiser Permanente to expand a housing project for its population. Over 3500 individuals receive treatment through Willamette Family for substance use disorders each year. Of those, over 80% have experienced homelessness at least once during the year. This grant will address key barriers for this population in the following manner.
- Willamette Family will hire an additional housing specialist and an additional peers support specialist to work with each individual on the issues that prevent them from securing stable housing
- Willamette Family will develop and deliver a state certified training program to train community health workers both within the agency, and for other community providers
- Willamette Family will train two staff members in the Second Chance Renters Curriculum to provide individuals with the skills needed to successful rent and retain housing
- Willamette Family will use its Rapid Access Center to identify housing needs when an individual initially seeks treatment and services, and begin developing an individualized plan with each client to successfully obtain housing and to support them once the complete treatment
This wonderful grant will provide hope, support and services to help these individuals find housing and become part of this great community.