Ensuring Freedom is modeled after the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Housing First Program which includes three three core components: survivor driven, trauma-informed advocacy, flexible financial assistance and community engagement. While our current approach to advocacy is trauma-informed and utilizes client feedback for program improvement, Ensuring Freedom allows Bright Future Foundation to embrace a proactive and survivor-driven approach. Bright Future Foundation’s Ensuring Freedom Program provides survivors of all genders, ages and races with housing stabilization, flexible financial assistance, survivor-driven mobile advocacy and supportive services to enhance community engagement.
Ensuring Freedom starts with empowering survivors to identify what housing solutions work best for them. Our advocates then assist survivors to access resources to achieve these goals. The primary focus of the program is to find or maintain safe and affordable housing. Our staff assist survivors in obtaining subsidies for rent, utility deposits and payments, repairs to existing properties and at times, resolution of disputes with landlords. Bright Future Foundation employs specific, yet flexible criteria for distribution of funds through the Ensuring Freedom Program. In addition, Bright Future offers comprehensive case management services to participating clients.