Lambuth Family Center Re-Launch
Join Lambuth Family Center at its Re-Launch Celebration on Tuesday, May 14th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm @ 2741 N. Federal Blvd. The celebration will include a welcome from The Salvation Army’s Divisional Commander Major Mike Dickinson, light snacks and facility tours.
RSVP here: http://salar.my/LambuthRelaunch
In 1987, The Salvation Army first opened the Lambuth Family Center as a short-term housing facility supporting seven families at a time. The primary goal of this facility is to help families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and to begin building a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle.
After a short closure and with recent renovations complete, Lambuth Family Center officially reopened in January 2019 as a family emergency shelter program serving a daily maximum of 20 families or 96 individuals. Families experiencing homelessness can contact The Salvation Army’s Call Center: 303-295-3366 for program screening and referral to other community resources.
With the new program design, the Lambuth Family Center program now operates following a low barrier, housing-focused model. From the time a family enters the Center, a case manager helps the family to identify appropriate permanent or stable housing options. Lambuth Family Center believes families who are homeless should be returned to permanent housing as quickly as possible and connected to resources necessary to sustain that housing. Lambuth Family Center strives to reduce the amount of time a family stays at the Center to a maximum of 90 days, and messages occupancy to be the shortest stay possible to allow for velocity in families served by the program.
The Lambuth Family Center’s case management follows a model of voluntary progressive engagement with connections to community housing and employment resources and wraparound services that meet each family’s unique needs. Through the enrichment program, parents can participate in parenting, job readiness, nutrition, therapeutic, and financial literacy classes. Children can participate in reading, art, STEM, field trips and other groups. A new component of Lambuth Family Center is aftercare services of supporting households in their new housing environments and helping to keep them housed.