What is FSS?
A program established by the Springfield Housing Authority to promote economic self-sufficiency among residents.
To empower people to take control of their lives by becoming independent, productive members of the community. Family Self-Sufficiency does not simply attack the symptoms of poverty; it tackles dependency on all fronts and replaces powerlessness with the opportunity for a better future. The goal is to assist families in becoming and remaining independent of government assistance.
How can this program help?
|• Earn your GED||• Learn necessary job skills|
|• Earn an Associate and/or Bachelor degree||• Job placement opportunities|
|• Educational workshops and seminars||• Obtain a job|
|• Obtain a better job||• Own your own home|
|• Own your own business||• Establish an escrow account|
Five-Years Five-Phases Toward Family Self-Sufficiency:
Phase I – Personal Development & Assessment
Skill building – Self Esteem Development – Assessment – Exploration of Career and Educational Interests
Phase II – Development of Individual Action Plan
Negotiation of Action Plan – Determination of Self Sufficiency Goal – Activities & Milestones Developed Toward Accomplishing Goals – Identified Barriers and Desired Outcomes – Continuous Follow-up and Referral
Phase III – Maintenance of Effort
Milestone Monitoring – Stabilization of Families – Ongoing Support & Reevaluation of Goals
Phase IV – Transition
Focus on Move From Welfare Assistance to INDEPENDENCE
Phase V – Follow Up
Track Participants After They Have Completed the Family Self Sufficiency Program
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Program Coordinating Committee meets quarterly in the Conference Room at the SHA Administrative Offices, 200 North 11th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Contact our Director of Self-Sufficiency Programs at:
Renee Bell, Director of Self-Sufficiency Programs
200 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 753-5757 ext. 244
Fax: (217) 753-0029