HAND UP, is a homeless prevention/diversion program. The goal of this program is to coordinate a single point of entry for front end homeless prevention and diversion to help work with households BEFORE they become homeless. This project was implemented in January 2017 in collaboration with the Sharing Center of Central Brevard and the Brevard Homeless Coalition.
Coordinated entry will provide a ‘seamless’ client-centered intake system, allowing individuals and/or families experiencing a crisis to apply for multiple benefits at one location where they can already be served for basic needs. This will ensure that housing assistance for move-in costs or eviction prevention will be provided to eligible families at the appropriate level and duration.
HUMI (Help us Move In): Family Promise of Brevard is one of ten Family Promise affiliates selected to receive the $20,000 Homeless No More Challenge Grant over the next two years ($10,000 per year) for move in costs and eviction prevention for families. Our affiliate is expected to raise funds to match the initial grant, and then engage the community to match the total amount raised, for the possibility of $80,000 over two years towards ending homelessness in Brevard County.