Frequently Asked Questions

What makes EPH different from other area non-profits concerned with providing aid to the homeless?

EPH is unique in that it is the only local organization that offers families a home, at no charge, without a time restriction and provides those families with in-depth case management.

What are the requirements to be considered for an EPH home?

EPH partners with The Salvation Army to identify families for placement in our homes. In order to be considered, individuals must be homeless, have children, be willing to be part of EPH/TSA’s partnership program and abide by its rules. Adult applicants go through a background check and interview process. For the safety of volunteers, staff and other clients, a convicted felon may not qualify for the program.

Are participants required to attend church?

While we are a partnership of 21 area churches, there are no mandatory requirements for a family to attend a church or religious service. We do encourage all families to attend a church or service of personal or family choice.

Are EPH’s homes found in a certain part of Green Bay?

EPH wants families to blend into the community where they reside. Because of this, homes are spread throughout the Green Bay area. This allows for a smoother transition for families seeking stable housing and community life.

What is the success rate with these families?

EPH has helped more than 500 families escape homelessness since its inception in 1992. Recent experiences have demonstrated that one year after completing the program, over 80% of the families have remained in stable housing.

What are Support Services?

Support services, provided in collaboration with our partners, include:

  • Providing educational support through our HOPE scholarship
  • Merry Meals – volunteers provide occasional meals for families in our homes
  • EPH Shuttle – volunteers take families to scheduled appointments
What is Case Management?

EPH partners with The Salvation Army, Golden House, and Freedom House Ministries for case management.

Case management includes:

  • Employment counseling
  • Medical and dental assistance
  • Budget counseling and financial goal setting
  • Education classes that include:
    • Rent Smart
    • Nutrition
    • Parenting skills
    • A plan to help secure the next step in housing
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How should I proceed if I think my church would be interested in an EPH Partnership?

Supporting the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing begins with you having a discussion with your priest,
minister and/ or other decisions makers within your church community. We are happy to provide you
and your church organization with more information about the EPH support process and expectations.

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