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January 28, 2013
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January 28, 2013
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Home Start is a program that prioritizes the needs of children in homeless families. Adults of the family are expected to abide by strict program rules and are taught essential skills. The goal is for adults to become strong parents and leaders of their family. Adults who put their children’s needs above their own thrive at Home Start. Success at Home Start requires residents to be honest with themselves and others, to take responsibility for life choices, and to begin making decisions that benefit the welfare of their children. Adults receive a detailed explanation of program requirements and expectation prior to entrance. When adults choose to deceive the program, they jeopardize the safety and wellness of their children. Adults must make a commitment to change their unhealthy lifestyle to benefit their children’s futures.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

January 28, 2013
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January 28, 2013
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Home Start is designed for families who are ready to get their life back together. Those who are not ready to take control of their situation create frivolous complaints because they are required to obtain employment, pay bills, and take care of their family. Every rule has a purpose to better the lives of the families and Placer County community. Each rule is set to ensure success after graduation: to set up family values and responsibility.

To receive services such as Section 8 housing and rental assistance graduated clients must have abided by the budget program. The budget program is designed to help clients save money and payoff any outstanding bills. Disgruntled clients complain because money is going toward current and past bills rather than frivolous items. Home Start is about setting priorities straight – family, bills, and employment – to become a contributing member of society.

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Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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January 28, 2013

Home Start is a program that works for families in the community who are willing to focus on becoming successful members of our community. Families enter Home Start having come from a myriad of backgrounds and life experiences. Often there have been long periods of unemployment coupled with substance abuse and poor choices. Home Start focuses on the needs of the children because the adults are often the generation that chooses not to do what it is going to take to move forward, become self sufficient and provide the stability and home-life their children deserve.

When the parents of the children served at Home Start choose not to comply with the policies, create an unsafe environment for staff, volunteers and other families, they are required to find alternate housing. The facility is not locked, so folks are able to leave when they choose.

Unfortunately disgruntled ex clients posing as others are using this venue to post their opinions, rather than making use of the grievance policy and procedures that are in place at Home Start.

Home Start is a non profit audited annually and the financial reports are available to the public.

Home Start is not a "flop house". Strict rules apply and are enforced, for the benefit of the Home Start community and our community regionally.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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