Going Home, Staying Home

The Going Home, Staying Home program is designed to enable families to achieve and maintain sustainable lifestyles.  Through the Going Home, Staying Home program families who have moved from the Interfaith Hospitality Network program into permanent housing are able to continue to receive intensive case management services and are encouraged to continue participation in life skills workshops offered as part of the Family Promise Academy.  Family Promise of Knoxville is committed to staying involved in the lives of graduate families up to two years after they move into housing.


This program is a critical addition to the other elements of the Family Promise organization because it provides an avenue for families to continue to address barriers to total self sufficiency and allows the organization to provide continued family support. Individual family needs and values dictate the case management plan that is developed; most often, this plan looks at:  maintaining housing, education and employment goals, developing a realistic budget, and crisis intervention.


The Going Home, Staying Home program became a formal part of Family Promise of Knoxville in September of 2009. With the addition of this program, we expect to see an increase in the number of graduate families who are able to maintain stable permanent housing.