This initiative helps families move from crisis to career, using existing community resources, by engaging community partners, training agencies on a collaborative case management system, and recruiting case managers to respond when a family is in crisis.
The 100 Families Model brings about systemic change within a community both on the individual level and population level by providing three stages of growth. The committee structure to tackle problems mirrors the individuals journey to career, selfsufficiency, and family preservation.
STEPS provides case management services for our 100 Families clients by collaborating with other agencies to help clients find housing, transportation, food, employment, education, or a recovery program.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work in service to others. When I was afforded the amazing opportunity to come to work as a case manager for the 100 Families Initiative in 2021, at STEPS Family Resource Center, I was elated to be able to put my skills to work for an organization with such a great mission and cause. I thoroughly enjoy what I do! Helping others has always been a second nature to me, and showing compassion and empathy for those who need a hand up in life is something I work hard at every day. The 100 Families Initiative "crisis to career" model uses a collaborative case management system, creating effective partnerships between agencies, community service providers and faith-based organizations in the community, resulting in increased support for clients needing assistance. I am proud to work here at STEPS, with a wonderful group of people, who work daily to contribute to the wellbeing of others in a caring and meaningful way. I am a firm believer that we have to work together to affect change in this world, and as Helen Keller once stated - "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - it truly takes a village to care for those less fortunate around us.