Shelter Program Matrix

This Matrix is used to assist homeless shelter guests as they move onward to independent living.






Introduced to Christ

Spiritual Formation

*No or minimum knowledge of Christ or the Gospel

*Understanding of Gospel Message

*Profession of faith in Christ
*Takes personal responsibility for spiritual growth

Character Development

*Limited awareness of consequences of actions
*Often emotionally fragile

*Sometimes demonstrates positive character
*Seldom emotionally fragile

*Frequently demonstrates mature character traits
*Seeks help to develop good character traits
*Rarely emotionally fragile

Sustainable income and Housing

Employment/ Sustainable Income

*Part time or temporary job with inadequate pay, no benefits

*Employed part time with sustainable income
*Employed full time with adequate income

*Employed part or full time with adequate income and benefits


*Living in place not meant for human habitation
*Temporary housing situation, ex:  couch surfing

*Enrolled in short or long term program

*Living in affordable and safe housing

Plan for the future


*No high school or GED diploma

*Earned high school or GED diploma

*Working toward higher education or job training

Life Skills

*Limited life skills
*Minimum goal setting

*Identify and implement key next steps to life plan

*Actively seeks help to implement life plan
*Evaluates progress of life plan

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