Apply for Help

Are you experiencing homelessness with children? Are you interested in pursuing an education?

Applications Open

Applications for our August cohort are due by July 19. Please see below for application materials, timeline and answers to frequently asked questions. Contact us with any questions.

Saranam provides 2 years of:

  • full-time education
  • furnished apartments
  • supportive community
  • living supplies
  • rent-free housing
  • intensive case management
  • weekly cash allowance
  • children's life skills, tutoring, and fun!

A sample day at Saranam:


  • Get ready and drop kids off at school
  • Attend classes either at Saranam or at a local college


  • Participate in life skills classes or get tutoring
  • Attend case management


  • Attend a community event at the Weil Family Center (2-3 times per week)
  • Cook dinner, do bedtime routine, and get rest for another day!

I never thought I could do well in school. The teachers here showed me and taught me that I could.

My children and I are together again.

We have a safe community and I found real friends.

I've remained vigilant and responsible about my mental health and sobriety.

I learned lots of life skills, especially how to live on my own and be independent. I learned how to navigate school so I can continue.

I learned how to utilize resources, keep a house clean, how to be responsible and reliable. I've become a leader and a mentor.

Saranam built my confidence. And my son has built his confidence in me because of what I've done here.

Application Process

The application process for our Summer 2024 cohort is as follows:

  • May 20: Applications open
    • Family reviews information about program, fills out application and secures required referrals
  • July 19, 2024: Applications due
    • Application materials returned to Saranam either in person or by mail or email from referring agency.
  • Staff review: Applicant will be contacted to confirm receipt of application.
  • Background checks
    • For the safety of all families, staff and volunteers in the program, we screen out major violent and/or sex offenders, as well as recent drug offenders
  • August 5-8: Interviews 
    • Families interview with both Saranam staff and current families
  • Notification
    • Families accepted into the program are notified
  • August 13: Move-in day
    • Selected families move into homes.
Questions? Check our FAQ or contact Case Manager, Clarissa Urbina.
Are you a referring agency? Download our FAQs or contact us to schedule a presentation about our program today!

Applications for our August 2024 cohort are due by July 19.

… I understand what gratefulness truly means.
... I will build a bright future.
… my son and I are able to unite and build as strong foundation
… I'm able to focus on my education and advance in life.
… I have a definite plan to start and get through school.