Permanent Supportive Housing
HERO partners with ARCH to offer Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). PSH is a cost-effective solution to the needs of vulnerable people with disabilities who are homeless, institutionalized, or at greatest risk of these conditions. The PSH approach integrates permanent, affordable rental housing with the best practice community-based supportive services needed to help people who are homeless and/or have serious and long-term disabilities - such as mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions - access and maintain stable housing in the community.
Fatherhood Program Hale
The Fatherhood Program is a employment-based service that focuses on providing services that can help the noncustodial parent achieve self-sufficiency. It also encourages parents to increase emotional, parental and financial involvement in the lives of the noncustodial parent’s children. Services offered; GED Enrollment, job training, job search/placement and volunteer work opportunities.
(This program is made possible by funding through the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention)
Access To Visitation
Access To Visitation helps increase noncustodial parents’ access to and time with their children. This Program provides services such as: mediation, development of parenting plans, education, and counseling.
Youthbuild Hale County
HERO's Youthbuild program is a youth and community development program that addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention and leadership development. In Youthbuild programs, low-income people ages 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma, learn job skills, serve their communities by building affordable housing and transform their own lives and roles in the community.
HERO administers the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to aide low income residents in Hale County with their utility bills.
Applications are now open for Cooling 2018.
Homebuyer Education & Financial Literacy
HUD Certified Homeownership Counseling is available to Hale County families. If families have not had excellent credit for the past two ears, free credit classes are offered through the HERO. Monthly homeownerhip workshops are available free of cost, to help families learn about the home buying process. Call HERO at 334-624-0842 to speak with a housing counselor and schedule an appointment.
The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Internship program is to spur new business creation in the Black Belt region of West Alabama. HERO will be accepting applications until July 15th for one spot in the EIP program.