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Sheltering the Homeless

Supportive Housing

"I'm so grateful to Catholic Charities for all you've done. Because of you, my child stands a chance to have a good and happy life. And, I have to say, so do I." ~ Sondra


Catholic Charities Permanent Supportive Housing program in Lucas County assists homeless individuals and families with housing. To qualify for the program the head of household must have a qualifying disability and the family’s income has to be at or below poverty level. A qualifying disability may be a physical disability, mental illness or chemical dependency.

After the client is accepted into the program, they’re assisted in finding housing. The housing need is met through securing fair market housing. Through case management support, the client is offered the necessary tools needed to maintain housing stability and become self-sufficient again.

Once the family is housed, the case manager assists the client in developing goals to work toward self-sufficiency. These goals include housing, financial and family stability, along with personal development, lifestyle evaluation, and health and wellness.

Maintaining housing stability is a process, so, together, the case manager and client develop strategies to increase the family’s income. Increasing household income can be obtained through employment, additional education and training, or securing benefits that will provide the family with income.

The ultimate goal is for the client to gain a sense of normalcy and stability as they embark on their journey toward housing stability and gaining independence.

Read More about Our Supportive Housing Program

Our Project Bethlehem coordinators share their efforts: Jen Voight, Permanent Supportive Housing Program Coordinator, Willi Meyer, Activities and Facilities Manager at La Posada Family Emergency Shelter, and Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis, Laurie Hamrick, Community Emergency Services Case Manager in Mansfield, and Breanna Mantz, Program Coordinator Huron County Community Emergency Services and Miriam House, our transitional shelter for homeless women and their children.

Host Rodney Schuster welcomes Mike McCartney, Catholic Business Network Member, Michael O. Kenney, featured speaker at the April 20 breakfast event. Then learn about Catholic Charities  Permanent Supportive Housing program from Jen Voigt, Program Coordinator, and how the program improved the lives of one of the families served. 

Jen Voigt, Catholic Charities Permanent Supportive Housing Program Coordinator, discuss the housing services Catholic Charities offers. She and Byron Wynn, Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator, discuss opportunities like Project Bethlehem, a volunteer program that makes Christmas special for the families we serve.

To learn more about supportive housing or to apply for assistance, please call 419-244-6711.