BRANCHING OUT BEYOND TEMPORARY SHELTER

Continuing Support After Families Leave The NEST

Branching Out encompasses the second phase of support we provide after guests move into their own homes. We deliver services for up to 12 months after our families exit our emergency shelter program, making us better able to ensure our guests’ long-term stability and prevent returns
to homelessness.

Families Moving Forward offers a professional support network including highly trained staff and strong community partners. Case managers develop customized action plans for each family and maintain ongoing support in-person and by phone. Through our network of committed staff, partners, and volunteers, including volunteer-driven Circles of Support, we help to empower families with the life skills and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

Self-sufficiency is the ultimate goal for our families. Our Branching Out aftercare program helps make that goal a reality. Last year, FMF served 47 families through Branching Out.