We help the homeless and those on the verge of homelessness(transitional), in the environs of the School District of Fort Atkinson. HC of FA as an entity is comprised of a Board of Directors, elected officers, and citizens of Fort Atkinson. Our Board of Directors is made up of representatives from ecumenical and interfaith organizations, businesses, charitable organizations, and individuals concerned with the welfare of the homeless. Our officers are elected from this group. We hope to employ a part-time (.5FTE) person to manage the day to day activities and to coordinate the support from our various organizations. We hope to collaborate with UW-Whitewater’s graduate programs in Social Work and Business Non-Profit school to receive interns, as well as much needed guidance towards research-based best practices.
Our volunteer base is comprised of citizens interested in helping out those in need. Training will be provided, and required, for volunteers helping in the Emergency Shelter through partnerships and collaboration with various agencies throughout Jefferson County. Activities in support of our projects may include fundraising, providing assistance, meetings, public relations and facilities management.
Our activities will occur within the boundaries of the School District of Fort Atkinson, principally within the city of Fort Atkinson. The activities are your round, as need develops. The homeless coalition shall be solely devoted (100%) to our mission. We currently have two(2) transitional houses per the generosity of and our collaboration with Fort HealthCare.
The HC of FA shall be funded by structurally sustained support from our twelve participating partners: churches, businesses, charitable organizations, and individuals. Other funding sources shall be derived from donations, grants, and fundraisers. Some funding will come from collected rents from clients, some of this funding source may be rebated or returned to clients when they establish their own housing, In other words, seed money to help transition them from our homes to their own. Our goal is help those in need to not need us.