WHP is a unique program in Houston that provides customized case management over a 9-month period.
We have a 20-year track record of demonstrated outcomes, enabling client families who enter the program to be successful in building new habits and become self-sufficient.
We concentrate on our area of expertise: comprehensive case management using an Individualized Family Service Plan. We collaborate with other resource providers to supplement our program with necessary supports. The Individual Family Service Plan requires at least one adult member of the family to have a job within 60 days and includes assistance with tapered rent and utilities, child care, and transportation; monthly budgeting sessions with their Family Service Counselor; individualized requirements for skill training and additional education; parenting classes; and total accountability for completion of the program.
“Transforming families in crisis to confident self-sufficiency.”
4 Prong Approach to Assist Families Experiencing Homelessness or Facing Imminent Eviction
WHP acts as the safety net that many families in poverty do not have. Getting out of a financial hole is a necessary first step for our families. Keeping students in their schools while stabilizing their housing is a key priority in our philosophy.
Each family creates a customized Individual Family Service Plan with a Family Service Counselor that includes monthly accountability, financial tracking, work skills development, setting self-sufficiency goals and creating new habits.
Our 9-month program strengthens families by helping responsible mothers and fathers become the parents and providers they strive to be. When families have stable housing, nourishing meals, healthy relationships, and confident parents, children are able to succeed in school. WHP assists with tapered rent, utilities, child care and transportation over the 9-month program as our families get back on their feet and practice new skills.
Over the 9-month period, families create a network with one another to form a support system by attending parenting classes, self-help programs and children’s enrichment activities in the summer. WHP has a matching funds program for graduates of the 9-month program that allows families to save money over a year that is matched at the end of the program. This reinforcement stage is the critical step in establishing new habits that break the cycle of poverty and enable parents to become self-sufficient role models for their children.