Valley Mission believes that our clients deserve effective, efficient, and comprehensive services to reduce possible return to homelessness. As such, we have developed four core programs over the years to meet these needs: Case Management, Pastoral Counseling, Mental Health Program, and the After-School Program.
Comprehensive Case Management Services
Comprehensive case management services are provided onsite by two full time Case Managers who assist clients in establishing support networks, increasing the odds of successful independence. Part of those case management services hinges upon the vast referral network that we share with local community service providers.
During an initial intake assessment, our Mission staff works directly with residents, interviewing each guest upon arrival and referring those guests who do not meet admission criteria to other local agencies. For more information about criteria for admission, please contact our office and ask to speak with a Case Manager.
During weekly meetings our Case Managers provide encouragement and structure so that guests meet the goals that they devise upon entry into our shelter. As part of our case management services, clients are assessed for the need of financial assistance such as funding for initial housing support, funding for medications, and funding for transportation needs.
Mental Health Program
The Mental Health Program, funded in part by Augusta Health, is open to all residents of Valley Mission. Our onsite Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides counseling for those who need extra support during a difficult time. In addition, the local homeless outreach liaison, known as the PATH Worker, provides services onsite two days a week for those who need an immediate connection with Valley Community Services Board, our local mental health provider.
The After-School Program occurs Monday through Thursday (3:00pm to 5:00pm) and is only closed on those weekdays when Staunton City Schools are not in session. This program is operated by a retired educator who has nearly 40 years of public education teaching experience. In addition to the After-School Coordinator, the program is staffed by regular volunteers, and in many cases, children are blessed to have one-on-one tutoring and/or social emotional guidance from a seasoned professional. The After-School Program is not open to the public, but all residing shelter children are encouraged to attend.
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