Strengthening Families in Cayuga County
The Auburn Rescue Mission serves families and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide supportive housing for families and work with others who are experiencing homelessness to find permanent homes.
Our program staff specializes in trauma-informed case management to support healing and recovery for those who have experienced abuse and other traumatic hardships. Thanks to the Auburn Rescue Mission, families are finding permanent homes and support services, parents are connecting with employment and education opportunities, and children have access to programs such as early childhood education and summer camp.
Meeting a Critical Need
In 2009, the Rescue Mission began partnering with other agencies on outreach to those experiencing homelessness in Cayuga County. It soon became clear that families and women lacked the support they needed to leave homelessness behind.
In 2011, the Auburn Housing Authority contracted with the Rescue Mission to provide case management, programs and support to help families transition out of homelessness. What began as a program for four families has grown to accommodate 10 families in transitional and permanent housing units. Construction is currently underway on townhomes to expand the program to 28 families in 2017.
The Auburn Rescue Mission also helps families who are temporarily housed in hotels by the Cayuga County Department of Health and Human Services to find permanent housing and connect with other support services. The Rescue Mission provides case management, meals, clothing and household supplies, employment resources, youth and family activities, and spiritual care.