Since Seven Hills Homeless Center opened as a day center in Fayetteville in 2000, we’ve grown to a multi-programmed facility with three locations, serving multiple segments of the impoverished community throughout Washington and Benton counties.
After opening the day center in 2000, we added a small transitional housing program to meet a growing need from an increasing number of clients.
In 2008, we opened the Walker Family Residential Community, which provides 19 transitional homes for individuals and their families, and eight permanent homes for people with disabilities.
In 2009, we launched a program to prevent homeless on the front-end by identifying those who are marginally employed or who are in short-term crisis. The FICASSO program (Families in Crisis Accessing Services, Support and Opportunity) provides case managers to help clients with issues like debt resolution, financial management and housing stability.
This year, we expanded with the DeNovo Housing program, which gives preference to military veterans and their families. We also launched a mobile outreach program – go7 – to better identify people struggling to meet their basic needs in Washington and Benton counties.
At Seven Hills, we work to fight poverty and homelessness through education, community-based opportunity and hope. We get involved at the front end to help people avoid eviction, as well as providing shelter and housing to those living on the streets.
We’re lucky to have more than 500 volunteers and 23 employees. We couldn’t do what we do without them.
- Jon Woodward, CEO
Visit Seven Hills Homeless Center online to learn more.
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