We are currently seeking donated houses to renovate for our Match Housing program.
CMP is proposing multiple program options for permanent housing for Veterans and Youth:
- Dorm-like Facilities — Single rooms for individuals who want affordable housing and don’t need a lot of space.
- Match Housing — Provides permanent housing to the homeless and improves social and economic status so people can regain their independence and then return to work, if possible.
NOTE: CMP has chosen to assist Veterans and Youth first because they are the most at-risk and have the least resources at this time.
Details About Each Option
The facilities will allow the residents to move from a partnered shelter or transitional housing to our complex. When the resident moves into our complex, they will have the option to foster a rescue animal. This allows us, the housing provider, to give the resident a companion and save the life of a rescue animal.
The process of pairing residents with pets (cat or dog) will occur on a case-by-case basis. Only residents who meet our specific criteria will be paired with a foster animal. We will work diligently with local rescue groups to find the right pairing for each resident and animal that qualifies for the human-animal pairing opportunity.
At the end of the animal’s recovery, the resident can decide to adopt the animal or let it be adopted outside the program.
NOTE: The facility will allow Veterans or youth who already have pets, as long as they abide by the rules and responsibilities that come with having their pets on site. The rules and responsibilities will be issued to the residents before moving in so they are aware of what is expected of them as a pet owner.
The house will consist of several unrelated individuals, sharing common areas such as kitchen and living room. They will their own private bedroom with a private or semi-private bath. Think roommates with a common bond.
Carry Me Production owns and maintains these houses that consist of single men or women. The homes are separated by gender.
Through our partnership efforts, we are able to offer life skills training, so that each person has the opportunity to improve their education and employment skills, develop budget management, and computer knowledge. This program strives to provide an environment for homeless residents that will allow them to develop an strong network for self-help and independent living.
This program also implements the concept of co-mentoring within the households.
Each house will have no more than five (5) people, who will live similar to that as a family structure. CMP will hire staff to supervise the facility to assure maintenance, sanitation, and safety. Everyday household chores are the responsibility of each resident. Contractual services, networking relationships, and volunteers are available to assist the residents in counseling, budgeting, programming, and other special needs.