Established in August of 2015, IHNGC’s innovative Aftercare program is a safety net for any family that has previously utilized Emergency Shelter services. When previous graduates of IHNGC’s Emergency Shelter program face obstacles such as the loss of a job, the Aftercare program is available to provide short-term and one-time assistance that keeps them in their homes as they navigate the crisis. It can also serve as an extension of services following a recent Emergency Shelter stay, helping families who have returned to housing to continue making progress on case plan goals. The program serves 35 families each year.