The Family Journey Program is a two year transitional housing program for single women with children. TMM’s goal is to help women with children who have been homeless or on the verge of being homeless to gain self-sufficiency. Some of our residents have come from domestic abuse situations or their children may be wards of the State and are looking for a place to reunify with their children. The goal for these women with children is to help them become independent during this two year period. The program focuses on independent living skills with ongoing professional support and guidance to facilitate the process. TMM encourages and guides these mothers to set short and long term goals in every aspect of their life to prepare them as they move forward in this transitional process. Applicants should be reminded that the housing they receive and the program guidelines established by TMM are there to assist them to self sufficiency in the next two years. TMM Family Services Campus is for women who strive to be chemically free of all addictive drugs. The campus is a secure non-smoking, drug-free, weapon free campus.
This story starts off on a sad note, with a mother and child in a precarious and difficult situation. For many weeks this woman felt she had no one to go to for help. She felt isolated, depressed and frightened. At last a friend from a faith community referred her to TMM Family Services.
With her child, this brave woman rebuilt her life while in the sheltering sanctuary of our mid-town campus. She and her child were safe. They had a pleasant, affordable place to live, and care and guidance from TMM’s Family Journey staff. She found a good job, reliable childcare, and an opportunity to rebuild.
We use the past tense in speaking about this courageous woman, because she is no longer a resident here. She was recently promoted to a better paying position outside the Tucson area. Her congregational family helped her with a car and furniture, and we were able to send her off with the tools necessary to begin a new chapter in her life.
To Apply for the Program
To apply for the Family Journey Program click here or come to TMM’s administrative office at 1550 N. Country Club Road, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm to complete an application along with a non-refundable $10 application fee. There may be a waiting list for the program. Case Managers will contact applicants to review their status. Applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements which will include bringing documents such as birth certificates for children, bank statements or proof on income, child support decrees, valid identification…etc. Applicants should be prepared to have these documents ready for their first meeting with the Case Manager.
While in the program, mothers need to be working or going to school and have the ability to pay their program fees. If the applicant is unemployed at the time of application, the applicant may have a referring agency, church or family member co-sign/sponsor the family to guarantee their program fees while looking for work. Other program agreements include the following: weekly caseworker meetings, case plan review, monthly budget planning, curfews, visitors policy, weekly housing inspections, participating in a nutritional meals program, etc. A Case Manager will fully review these program components and answer any questions.
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