More information about our W.I.N. Life program

Family Division Coordinator: Brenda Eppinger  Case Manager: Kenja Riley

Direct Line:(269)788-0968 or (269)441-6443

The Women and Families in New or WIN Life Program is a three-month to two-year transitional housing program for one and two parent families. This program is designed to identify and teach needed life-skills such as goal setting. budgeting, employment and parenting.

Services provided at the WIN Life Program:

  • The overall goal of the WIN Life Program is to empower families to overcome homelessness. The WIN Life Program is designed to allow residents to advance at a comfortable pace. Upon completion of the program, one year of follow-up supportive services are provided where families can receive resources and continue to receive help with various life-skills.
  • The program is tailored for families who are truly ready to identifu self-defeating behaviors and work hard toward altering those behaviors.
  • Case management is offered to residents and plays a key role in helping families set and accomplish their goals.
  • A crucial part of empowering families is making financial management a focal point of the program. Budgeting includes evaluating past and present debts, learning how to effectively manage money and opening and managing of a personal savings account.
  • Residents will also receive preparation in landlord-tenant relations and be provided the opportunity to speak with a realitor, representatives from Neighborhoods Inc. and Habitat for Humanity.

Did you know:

  • 41% of the homeless population in the U.S. are families.
  • In 2005, one-third of requests for shelter by homeless families were denied.
  • 75% of homeless parents are unemployed.
  • 92% of homeless mothers were physically or sexually assaulted.
  • Approximately 3.5 million people or 1% of the U.S. population experience homelessness each year.

         - Statistics from homesfromthehomeless.com and nationalhomeless.org

Ways you can help:

  • Financial Donations are always needed.
  • In-Kind Donations - Food and supplies.