Serving People in Need, Inc. Overview
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Direct beneficiaries per year: SPIN placed 400 families and individuals in housing and provided food for 5,400 individuals in 2009..
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Someone who had 3 hours to volunteer could mento a client and help them prepare a resume, practice an interview, teach a workshop, prepare food for street services or do a canned food drive on their street where they live.
Geographic areas served: Orange County, CA
Programs: Guided Assistance to Permanent Placement Housing Program (GAPP): Offers low-income and homeless families with children (one adult must be working full-time) move-in costs to permanent housing and mandatory, comprehensive case management lasting up to two years; including family advisors, tutors for children, childcare cost subsidies, personal and job counseling, referrals, budgeting skills, etc. All applicants must fill out an application and be interviewed for the program. A credit report is run on the applicant which reveals far more than the credit score -- it also reveals a great deal about the client's history and what the case manager must work on with the client to clean up the wreakage of their past and whether they have been truthful about the past. Honesty over the next two years will be very important. Cleaning up that credit, improving the credit score, learning to budget and increasing job skills are critical to self-sufficiency. SPIN provides individualized case plans, support services to address and enhance the case plan and to ensure the client is able to maintain his/her own housing and living costs at the end of the program.