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Stable Families (SF) Program Model

All services are offered on-site at the Family Hope Center


The SF model is a proven, integrated approach that offers moms and kids facing homelessness the resources and tools needed to become safe and stable, leaving homelessness behind forever. Families are being successful. 91% are successfully housed one year later.

Housing Stability

The first step toward being safe is stable housing, and a long-term customized stability plan which includes emergency and rental assistance while the family builds skills and heals. Vine Maple Place also covers the move-in costs when a family moves into their new home, and rent assistance while the family becomes stable.

Behavioral Health, Life Skills, & Counseling

To heal past trauma that stands in the way of well-being, moms and kids are provided: on-site individual and family counseling, substance abuse assessment, weekly engagement in classes, and age-appropriate social groups to develop life skills, nurture family bonds, increase self-esteem & confidence. 

Workforce Development (WFD)

A critical step to sustaining a safe and stable home is employment with a livable wage. WFD includes job readiness workshops, job search, and career coaching to help single moms prepare for, obtain, and retain a livable-wage job. Partnerships and placement with local employers who offer on-the-job training and education provide pathways to employment success at a livable wage.

Financial Budgeting 

To address financial barriers and increase stability, the financial budgeting workshops and one-on-one training curriculum address credit score, help parents build skills and create realistic household budgets.

Child & Youth Services

The trauma-informed program aims to completely change the development trajectory of the children and youth who are served. A custom development plan is created based on each child’s unique needs and circumstances, and focuses on providing them with the tools they need to heal, build coping skills, strengthen interpersonal relationships, develop positive identity, and build self-esteem – so they can avoid repeating the patterns that lead to homelessness as adults.

The Need

Every month, more than 212 calls are received from desperate families who are homeless or in eviction. Our goal is to answer every single-parent call received, but currently, 30-40 families per month can be accepted into Vine Maple Place’s services. The depth of need is eye-opening:

The Need

Every month, more than 212 calls are received from desperate families who are homeless or in eviction. Our goal is to answer every single-parent call received, but currently, 30-40 families per month can be accepted into Vine Maple Place’s services. The depth of need is eye-opening:


Who We Serve

93% of the adults we serve are single mothers and 66% of who we serve are children. More than 70% have experienced or witnessed domestic violence. Parents who come to Vine Maple Place have experienced generational poverty, homelessness, and trauma that’s resulted in toxic stress, which has impacted development. Many have struggled in school, have low education levels, and limited work experience.

  • 81% of families enter our Stable Families program at or below the federal poverty level or severely low income.
  • 80% suffer with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.
  • 73% of VMP clients are people of color.
Most of the children we serve have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) which can include abuse or neglect, domestic violence, frequent moves, poor nutrition, and unsafe living conditions. Over 65% of children require intensive services to reach age-appropriate development levels.

Community Based

Recognizing that no single agency has all the resources needed to end homelessness, Vine Maple Place has created a community support system that multiplies the work. 

The Community Caring Network includes volunteers, shelters, food banks, churches, schools, hospitals and other health care agencies, community organizations, city agencies, and others – including more than 100 private landlords and apartment managers – securing safe, affordable housing for homeless families as their first steps toward stability.


Changed Lives

Read how families facing homelessness refused to give up, and worked hard toward long-term stability.

Family Hope Center (FHC)

The Family Hope Center is a 15,000 sq. ft. community resource for families facing homelessness as they work hard toward safety and stability. Opened in 2018, the FHC has increased the physical space by four times and annually over 600 families – 1,500 moms and kids – receive services to build skills to break the generational cycle of homelessness. 

Children’s Programs

A safe space for children who have experienced homelessness, abuse, and neglect to receive the tools needed for healing to become successful at school and home.

Adult Training Programs

Training space where parents attend employment workshops to obtain a living wage and career, and financial workshops to reduce financial barriers and create household budgets.

Behavioral Health

Offering Behavioral Health, Life Skills, and Counseling, where families address past trauma that stands in the way of well-being. On-site individual and family counseling and classes, substance abuse assessment, and age-appropriate social groups are provided.

Housing Stability

Housing Specialists work with parents as they overcome housing barriers and connect with landlords to obtain safe housing.