Here is a typical day of a family staying at our shelter.
6:45 – Mom brings oldest child to the school bus stop in front of PSP, headed to his school.
7:00 – Dad takes the city bus to his job training program.
7:45 – Mom and youngest two children go down for breakfast.
8:15 – Mom brings littlest ones to Early Childhood Development classrooms at the shelter.
9:00 – Technology Resource Center opens, mom (with no kids in tow) begins her job and housing hunts.
10:00 – Mom meets with the “Rapid Exit” program to search for specific affordable housing programs.
11:45 – Mom lunches in the cafeteria and speaks with other families, sharing free clothing tips.
1:00 – Mom meets with Family Advocate at PSP, gets more leads on affordable housing in the community and furniture resources for their future home.
2:00 – Mom meets with Employment Specialist about available jobs, polishes a couple of applications.
2:30 – First child arrives back at the shelter from school.
4:00 – Mom and first child sign up for after-school tutoring, mom gets two youngest children from PSP’s classrooms.
4:30 – Dad arrives back at shelter from job training program.
4:45 – Family goes down to cafeteria for dinner together.
5:30 – First child goes to Tutoring Program, rest of family goes to family lounge to watch TV and read books.
7:30 – First child is picked up from Tutoring program, family goes on walk outside, and kids play in playground for a few minutes.
9:00 – Family retreats to their room for the night.
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