Ambassadors who receive SSI or SSDI must pay $550.00 initially to enter the program. Rent is due every 1st or 3rd of the month. If the ambassador is unable to participate in any volunteer work they will need to pay the full $750 each month. After three months Ambassadors’ Residency Fee will increase to $750 a month. The ambassador must still participate in the work schedule however they will be limited to certain jobs, which do not require heavy lifting (less than 50 pounds).
This program is an outlet for couples who are currently living in hotels or weekly rooms who need to save money to move into an apartment or place of their own but cannot due to the financial burden of paying rent daily or weekly. One of the designated couple members will be required to pay a weekly residency fee of $100/week on behalf of the couple. This is designed to be a 6-week program. Any length of stay past this mark will be required to pay $150/week per person.
The program is to provide those who are recently released from either jail or prison (within 30 days of release) a chance to find stable placement and employment. Before entry into the program proof of recent incarceration must be provided, as well as release dates and clean drug tests. After entry into the program, they will have to work as a volunteer for 30 working days. When that is completed, they will then be able to search for their own employment and start working.