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Our Work

For nearly four decades, Homefirst has carefully developed and implemented solutions to homelessness and ending issues caused by poverty. Our work helps our neighbors stabilize their lives, strengthen their families and create supportive community networks. Your support helps our work continue 365 days a year.  To make a donation click here.

Plainfield Family Support Center

Homefirst operates the Plainfield Family Support Center as a community-led, strength-based initiative that has grown out of a 25-year presence and depth of experience partnering with and serving the Plainfield community. read more…

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Homelessness Prevention

Families experience obstacle or emergencies, which affect their living and financial situation, often times jeopardizing their permanent housing.  Homefirst offers a suite of social services, temporary assistance and  financial support services including emergency rental funds, utility payments, or security deposit assistance to prevent family homelessness. In addition, Homefirst provides  family support services in several core program areas.  Read more…


Housing and Support Services

Homefirst partnered with Community Asset Preservation Corporation (CapC), a non-profit organization that acquires vacant and abandoned properties to stabilize and revitalize communities. As our latest partner, it will allow Homefirst to significantly increase direct services to clients in need.  These services may include job training referral, food, clothing, mental health counseling referrals, overcoming addiction, job placement services and more. Whatever it takes to help parents climb out of poverty and maintain a sable living environment for the children.  CapC would manage the properties and work with Homefirst to monitor and support the families living in the properties. Read more…

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Special Needs for Persons with HIV/AIDS

Homefirst will be working with the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program which is the only federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. read more...