The Church of the Messiah Housing Corp.'s Resident Economic Stability Support (RESS) Program aims to help residents and community members develop and implement Individual Action Plans by --
Our RESS Program uses the Self Sufficiency Matrix to assess the client’s knowledge and ability to get the types of services they need to meet their individual or family needs. After your initial intake meeting, your benchmark will be established, so we can track your progress towards achieving your goal. Each advancement in benchmarks will elevate you on your way toward achieving economic stability—which is the goal.
This is an assessment and measurement tool which has been adapted to meet the needs and core purpose of our mission. This format allows for client progress or maintenance to be measured over time on the selected scales. It is important to recognize that a score of “10” or “Thriving” should not be the goal for every client. Benchmarks above the prevention line are generally considered achievements of independence or client strengths. Monitoring our client's progress in this way allows for a visual representation of each client’s success in maintaining or improving in specific areas.