awkes Residence provides housing for up to 30 women experiencing homelessness. These women are ready to improve their income through employment and education and must be committed to achieving stable, productive lives. Residents of Hawkes receive the following supportive services:
Residents are housed in comfortable, private, furnished rooms.
Residents are provided three meals a day.
- Case Management
Each resident must develop a personal plan for permanent housing and employment and is required to meet with her case manager at least every other week to track progress. Case managers assist the women with realizing their short and long-term goals and offer guidance and support along the way.
- Job Development and Employment Services
All Hawkes residents have access to Good Shepherd Center’s Employment Services Center, where they receive computer training, job coaching and placement assistance. In addition, they have the opportunity to work with our eight employment partners to assist with job placement. The women also have access to on-site training seminars and assistance with resume writing and interview preparation.
Life Skills Training Workshops
Residents of Hawkes gather several times a month for classes which cover a variety of topics such as housing rights, stress management, budgeting, personal safety and other issues related to independent living.
- Advocacy and Support for Family Reunification
Case managers work with residents who have been separated from their children to develop a plan to reunite their families. For these women, the goal is to achieve financial stability and secure permanent housing so that they can provide long-term care and support for their children.