What is Family Self-Sufficiency?
A program established by the Peoria Housing Authority to promote economic self-sufficiency among residents.
Our mission is to empower people to take control of their lives by becoming independent, productive members of the community.
Family Self-Sufficiency does not simply attack the symptoms of poverty; it tackles dependency on all fronts and replaces powerlessness with the opportunity for a better future.
The goal is to assist families in becoming and remaining independent of government assistance.
How can this program help?
|Earn your GED
||Learn necessary job skills
|Earn an Associate and/or Bachelor degree
||Job placement opportunities
|Educational workshops and seminars
|Obtain a job or a better job
||Own your own home
|Own your own business
||Establish an escrow account
Five-Years Five-Phases Toward Family Self-Sufficiency:
Phase I – Personal Development & Assessment
Skill building – Self Esteem Development – Assessment – Exploration of Career and Educational Interests
Phase II – Development of Individual Action Plan
Negotiation of Action Plan – Determination of Self Sufficiency Goal – Activities & Milestones Developed Toward Accomplishing Goals – Identified Barriers and Desired Outcomes – Continuous Follow-up and Referral
Phase III – Maintenance of Effort
Milestone Monitoring – Stabilization of Families – Ongoing Support & Reevaluation of Goals
Phase IV – Transition
Focus on Move From Welfare Assistance to INDEPENDENCE
Phase V – Follow Up
Track Participants After They Have Completed the Family Self Sufficiency Program
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Family Self-Sufficiency Interest Form
Family Self-Sufficiency Brochure
Program Coordinating Committee meets quarterly at:
Frank Campbell Community Center, 312 S. Merriman, Peoria, IL 61605
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The scheduled meetings for 2019 are as follows:
March 28, June 27, September 26 & December 26