FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Donations

What is Almost Home’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

Almost Home is registered as a 501 (C) (3) non-profit with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and our EIN is 43-1645686.

What is Almost Home’s Combined Federal Campaign Code?

Almost Home’s CFC code is #59937

Does Almost Home accept donations?

Almost Home accepts financial donations as well as donations of new and gently used items. For more information about making a financial donation to Almost Home, please click here. For more information about in kind donations of new or gently used items, please click here.

Our Programs

Who does Almost Home serve?

Almost Home serves low-income single moms ages 16-28 and their children.

How long does a young mom live at Almost Home?

Almost Home provides up to 2 years of transitional housing for pregnant or parenting young women ages 16-20. Our transitional living program is designed to provide a young woman with the support and tools she needs to be self-sufficient. Some girls may only need our services for a few months, others may need our support longer. Depending on their age and level of independence each girl’s length of stay varies depending on her individual needs.

How does Almost Home prepare young mom for success? What happens when a mom completes the Almost Home program?

Almost Home has a unique continuum of direct care services to help low-income young moms and their children achieve economic self-sufficiency.  Clients can begin receiving services at different points in our three-level continuum of services depending on their specific needs.  The first level is the Foundation to Success Program (FTS) which provides up to two years of housing and services for 16-20 year old pregnant or parenting single women and their children.  The next level is the Creating Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program which provides one year of intensive job-training for 18-28 year old low-income moms.  The final level is our Alumni Support Program (ASP) which offers up to 8 years of ongoing support services for any graduate of our FTS or CEO Programs.

Is Almost Home accredited?

Almost Home is not accredited but is licensed through the State of Missouri Children’s Services Division. Our license allows us to accept pregnant or parenting young women who are in the state’s foster care program.

Apartments

Who lives at the apartments? Who is eligible?

The apartments are available to single mothers (ages 18+) who qualify for low-income housing. Preference is given to women who currently are or have been participants in our programs. When we have vacancies that cannot be filled by current and past clients, women in the St. Louis community who qualify may apply.

How are the apartments different than transitional living?

Foundations to Success is for teen mothers that are too young (under age 18) or are not ready to live independently. The apartments are for women (ages 18+) who have the skills to live independently but benefit from the proximity to Almost Home. Many of the women who live in the apartments are alumni of Foundations to Success and are active in the Alumni Support Program.

How much is rent for the apartments and how do I apply to live in the apartments?

Rent amount varies – for information please contact Tonetta Clay at 314-771-4663 or online.

What are the amenities in the apartments?

The building features a secure door with an intercom system and unmonitored video security. Apartments are equipped with a washer and dryer, dishwasher, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, central air and heat, off street parking, personal balcony/patio, and basic utilities.

Volunteering

How can I get involved with Almost Home?

There are many opportunities to volunteer and help our clients. Visit our volunteer page to see available opportunities.

Can my church/work/organization volunteer as a group?

Yes, please complete the group volunteer form to get the process started. After you complete the form, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss your group’s interests.

Is there an age restriction for volunteering and why?

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, but individuals who are 16-17 may volunteer with a parent or guardian. The age restriction is needed because of the confidential nature or our work and the duties our volunteers asked to perform. Please feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator if you have any questions.

Board of Directors and Committees

Who is on your Board of Directors?

View a list of our Board of Directors here.

What are the qualifications to be a board member?

Board members must be 18 years old. It is important that a Board member have the skills, time and network of contacts to support the agency in achieving its goals and mission.

What Board committees does Almost Home have?

  • Executive Committee – members must be Board members
  • Board Development & Nominating Committee – members must be Board members
  • Quality Improvement – Community and Board members
  • Finance – Community and Board members
  • Fund Development – Community and Board members

Almost Home also has ad hoc committees for special events.

How do I join the Board of Directors?

If you would like to join the Board of Directors or a committee, please contact Rhonda Gray, Executive Director of Almost Home using our online form.