“Adopt-a-Home” Job Description
“Taking ownership for the furnishings and support teams for a unit*
1) The home (usually apartment or duplex) will be furnished by a Setup team. Large furniture items can be found in the KCR storage, through donations from the church, or on Craig’s list. This will include a 3 day supply of food in the cupboards. All non-personal items will remain in the home after the family leaves.
The goal is to have a family move into the home with their suitcases and have everything they need. This would include beds with clean bedding, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, and a stocked fridge. (See detailed list for specific furnishings).
2) The church is responsible to supply a support team consisting of 2 or 3 people who have been through the 2 hour training to work with the family during their 90-day stay. In the course of a year, this means 4 support teams. It is best for this team to have a Sunday school class, Bible study or some type of small group supporting them. A church can partner with another church to come up with enough support teams. Training is available whenever it is needed.
3) Supply a transition team to help the family move into their next home. KCR is responsible for cleaning the house in between families. This team may need to help them gather furniture (refer to 1 above). Usually they move into transitional housing supplied by KCR.
Churches are also encouraged to partner with other churches to “Adopt-A-Home”.
*While the church adopting the home is responsible for the furnishings, Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) or Youth for Christ (YFC) is responsible for screening and placing the family. Each family has a case worker from KCR or YFC that is helping the family set goals and navigate the social services system.