About Elijah Family Homes
ABOUT ELIJAH FAMILY HOMES
Who We Are
Elijah Family Homes (EFH) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to create an inclusive environment for staff, volunteers, and clients of all of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran or active duty status. Elijah Family Homes believes all individuals are worthy, valuable, and deserving of respect and services.
We aim to ensure that all families with children in Benton and Franklin Counties, regardless of substance abuse history, are given the opportunity to make unique and valuable contributions to the community while being self-sufficient and stably housed.
Elijah Family Homes supports self-sufficiency through stable-housing and case management services by administering two programs:
- The Transition to Success (TTS) program provides families safe, stable, affordable housing and supportive services in the form of highly individualized case management for up to 3 years. These services are provided without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. The TTS program works with low-income families who don’t qualify for public housing due to their past, including felonies and drug abuse. It is a three-year endeavor with the first year’s focus being on basic life skills, while in years two and three the clients are being directed in goal setting, job skills development, personal finance, and transitional skills for self-sufficiency.
- The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) serves women who used substances during pregnancy. The primary goal of PCAP is to prevent future births of alcohol or drug exposed children. It is also a three-year endeavor with the first year’s focus being on basic life skills, while in years two and three the clients are being directed in goal setting, job skills development, and transitional skills for self-sufficiency. The program also focuses on improving parenting skills, maintaining a home, and personal finance.
EFH tenants are a special population in need of services. They include families in which:
Children & parents have experienced trauma
Children, once removed from their parents’ care, are now reunited
Parents often lack a supportive family safety net
Families have often experienced multiple generations of poverty, substance abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, and poor education
We have maintained financial growth through fiscal responsibility.
We are the only Tri-Cities housing agency addressing this specific population and need.
We have increased our housing options from 1 housing unit to 12.
We have progressively increased our understanding of the needs of our clients and responded by refining and increasing the depth and number of our programs and services
Transition to Success Team
TTS Program Office: (509) 943-6610
PCAP Office: (509) 578-1501
All board member positions of Elijah Family Homes are filled by volunteers. Volunteers offer time, talents and experience to develop plans and manage Elijah Family Homes. Their diverse backgrounds — accounting, law, libraries, management, marketing, public relations, real estate, social work, state/federal agencies, teaching – bring skills that greatly enhance EFH.
Board of Directors
Secretary, Past President
EFH: (509) 943-6610