Model of Service

Sisters Place housing programs are operated by utilizing an Incentive Based Program that encourages parent/guardian participation in programming and community activities and helps them develop a sense of their own “earning power”.  Activities are given a value in Sisters Place Bucks (SPBs) based on the importance and difficulty of completing those activities.  Items available as incentives from Sisters Place will be assigned a value in SPBs.  These items are leveraged to promote program participation.  For example, when a parent/guardian completes a core curriculum of five classes (Budgeting, Wellness/Self-Care, Parenting/Education, Resources/Referrals and Housekeeping) they will have the opportunity to “purchase” a vacuum cleaner, microwave and microwave stand, and other household goods.  There are multiple other opportunities for participants to continue earning SPBs.  Participants are then able to redeem their SPBs at “The Shop” a site nearby the housing units where families can purchase desired household and personal care items.