Family Housing Network of Fort Collins (FHN) is dedicated to serving families along the entire spectrum from homelessness to achieving sustainable self-sufficiency. We're proud to collaborate with more than 20 local agencies, working together to meet the diverse needs of both parents and children. To be considered for any of these programs please give us a call at 970-484-3342.
If you or someone you know is in need of our programs, please visit our "Get Help" tab for more information
Overnight Program (Faith Family Hospitality)
Faith Family Hospitality (FFH), our overnight program, accommodates four guest families (up to 15 parents and children) at a time. This interfaith project unites diverse faith communities through a shared mission of service.
Each family receives:
- A private family room in which to sleep and keep possessions secure
- Warm, nutritious evening meals
- Breakfast each morning
- Packed snacks and lunch to go if desired
- Gracious hospitality and volunteer support from FFH member congregations
Fifteen host congregations, each supported by a partner congregation, rotate each week to welcome FFH guest families into their buildings. Self-directed volunteer teams, following established FHN Guest and Host Guidelines, provide for the range of hosting duties.
By housing four families each night, FFH has been able to double Fort Collins’s family sheltering capacity and expand the support needed for families to become permanently stabilized.
The expected stay for our guest families is generally up to three months, however, we retain flexibility due to the varying stabilization needs of our families upon program entry.
FHN's Day Center is a safe and welcoming space that not only meets the basic needs of families but also empowers them to work toward self-sufficiency.
Our Day Center is designed to provide a range of services and resources that are tailored to the unique needs of families experiencing homelessness. From a comfortable and secure place to stay during the day, to access to laundry facilities, showers, and meals, we strive to create an environment that empowers families to move towards housing.
Services available at our Day Center include computer/internet use, showers, laundry, kitchen, resting rooms for naps and illness recovery, and play, reading, and work areas.
This is the only full-service facility in Fort Collins where homeless families can make a semblance of ‘home’ during the day, be protected from weather elements, and not be concerned about safety issues for their young or teenage children.
Case Management is provided by FHN’s Shelter Case Manager, who meets weekly with each adult family member to establish progress goals and access much-needed community services.
Our Case Manager is also available for consultation and guidance throughout the week at FHN’s Day Center. Family Housing Network’s case management is a Housing First model with extra support to overcome obstacles to permanent housing.
FHN works closely with an array of partners to obtain specific services our guest adults and children need on their journey to self-sufficiency. We regularly refer to medical, mental health, and dental providers, employment and housing agencies, resource centers, legal service providers, public offices, and the Poudre school district, to name a few. We work hard to maintain strong relationships with all of our partners to increase the quality and speed of access to services for our guest families.
Bridge Housing-Sherwood House
Sherwood House offers a unique opportunity for families to receive the extra time and support they need to achieve long-term self-sufficiency. With the capacity to shelter up to seven families at a time, Sherwood House is a valuable addition to our community.
We understand that families facing homelessness often require more specialized support to overcome the challenges they face. Sherwood House is designed to meet those needs by providing a safe and supportive environment where families can rebuild their lives. Families work closely with the Sherwood Case Manager to develop a personalized plan for entering back into housing.
The Family Housing Network Rapid Rehousing Program offers rental assistance and case management services to help families obtain and keep their housing.
Rental assistance packages range from 3-12 months depending on the needs of the family.
Case management services help families find and keep jobs, childcare, and resolve everyday life challenges. We support families in developing strength to become self-sufficient and productive members of society. Case managers are available after rental assistance has ended to further support families in keeping housing.
Our Resource Navigation program is a new program at FHN as of July 2023!
The Resource Navigation program assists families in navigating the path to permanent housing by assisting with attaining individualized resources. Our Resource Navigator can assist with housing search and navigation, benefits enrollment such as WIC, TANF, SNAP, CCAP, Medicaid/Medicare, employment search and resume building, obtaining a phone, referrals for school enrollment, other community referrals, and shelter referrals.
This program is for families on the verge of homelessness or literally homeless.