MISSION: Identify ways in which member organizations work together to enhance and increase accessibility of services to non-English speaking, migrant and refugee residents; explore resources for funding, advocate for an increase in accessibility of local government services and advance local public policies that welcome new Americans and empower them to contribute more politically, economically and socially towards a thriving region.

PURPOSE: To assist individuals who identify as Immigrants or Refugees eliminate barriers that lead to increased risk of homelessness within Hamilton County.

REQUIREMENTS: Individuals who have been relocated to the region within the past 12 months and must have a physical residence in Hamilton County.

PROCESS: Individuals and families can be referred to the program by the Central Access Point (CAP), FSFB staff member, or another partner agency. Individuals meet with a service coordinator to determine immediate needs that could result in homelessness and work on a plan to eliminate those barriers.

LENGTH OF SERVICE: The purpose is to move the individual from an active crisis state onto a path of stability. Service coordination is minimally from 3 months not to exceed 6 months.

OUTCOMES: We will focus on working with individuals and families to impact the following areas:

  • Employment and training
  • Housing resources
  • Access to health and mental health services
  • Referral and connection to advocacy and immigration Legal services
  • Basic needs, such as food, clothing, and furniture
  • Benefits assistance including SNAP and Medicaid enrollment, if eligible
  • Referrals to other community providers that focus on specific needs for Immigrants and Refugees

INTAKE/REFERRAL FORM:

    First Name:

    Last Name:

    DOB:

    Preferred Language:

    Country of Origin:

    Alien ID# or SSN (last 4):

    Phone Number (numbers only, include area code):

    Email Address:

    Are you currently employed?
    YesNo

    If yes, where?

    If no, do you have an Employment Authorization Document?
    YesNo

    Are you eligible for public benefits?
    YesNoNot sure

    Current living situation?
    RentingStaying with friends/familyHomeless

    If renting, how much do you pay in rent/month?

    Do you have an outstanding balance with Duke Energy?
    YesNo

    If yes, how much is owed?

    Are there any minor children or other adults in the household?
    YesNo

    If yes, how many?
    Children:
    Adults:

    Name of other household members:



    Other adult monthly incomes and sources?

    Do you currently have a case manager from another agency?
    YesNo

    If yes, please specify with what agency? (Agency / Caseworker Name)

    ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS NEEDED: (Check ALL that apply)

    If other, please specify?

    COMMENTS OR OTHER CONSIDERATIONS (be detailed):

    Today's Date:

    Referred by:

    Referred Email Address: