supportive services, and more at no cost
The Family Stabilization Program (FSP) is a preventative, six-month case management program. The program is designed for families to obtain self sufficiency by teaching them critical skills and tools to resolve crises and avoid future hardships while achieving long-term stability.
The program’s primary objectives are to improve financial management skills, employability, family stability and mental health functioning, as well as maintain or improve housing. This is accomplished by providing clients with a variety of supportive services at no cost to participants.
Workshops are offered throughout the year as part of FSP, including financial literacy workshops facilitated by Consumer Debt Counselors (CDC) and employability workshops hosted by Unlimited Potential Group.
We are currently enrolling new households from Orange County for the Family Stabilization Program.
To apply, call (407) 644-7593 to speak with a case manager today to see if you are eligible.
Meet Our Case Managers
Clelie Duroseau started with JFS in 2015. Clelie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies and obtained a certificate in Case Management from the University of Central Florida. Clelie brings over a dozen years of social service experience to her position as a Family Stabilization Program (FSP) Case Manager.
Clelie is passionate about helping individuals and families facing hardships overcome obstacles, for example, homelessness. Clelie’s approach with her clients includes examining outside factors, such as societal challenges, to assist client’s with achieving their goals. Clelie speaks English, French, Creole and Spanish.
Sasha Herrera joined JFS Orlando in October 2022. Originally from Jersey City, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the New Jersey City University and is currently attending Grand Canyon University online to earn her Masters in Addiction Counseling.
Her early career began in education, working as a teacher, therapeutic staff support, and as a mental health worker. She continued working in the behavioral & mental health field as a Wraparound Specialist with Gulf Coast Jewish Family Community Services and then as a case manager with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
As a Case Manager for JFS Orlando’s Family Stabilization Program (FSP), Sasha provides intensive case management services for Orange County FSP clients, including recruiting & screening, recording documentation, and monitoring client participation & progress. She enjoys her work with JFS as it is aligned with her passion to work with children and families, providing a community connection which will ultimately lead to long-term mental and emotional stability.
Sasha is bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish. Her family is originally from the Dominican Republic, and she is a proud auntie of four.
Client Impact Statements
Gerline is still in FSP, but is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for her family. "None of this would have been possible if not for Mrs. Clelie and JFS. you guys are the most patient and realistic. To have your mom turn her back on you, and your own sisters and brothers, it's hard to even trust someone who isn't blood. But Mrs. Clelie made me feel like I'd known her forever. It made me feel like I had a mom in her. You can say, she stabilized my home!"
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Things were in disarray, though, when Regan came to JFS Orlando. Not only was she supporting her five children, all under twelve years old, but one of her sons was diagnosed with a medical condition. She ended up missing work in order to take care of him. Financial issues started popping up and she couldn’t keep making ends meet. When she saw a flyer about JFS Orlando’s Family Stabilization Program (FSP) at her daughter’s doctor’s office, she knew this was something she needed to do. “I decided to participate in FSP because I thought it would be beneficial for me and my family. I felt like it would be a good way to get back on track.”
Regan is grateful for the guidance, resources, and support she received from JFS when she needed it the most. “They really take the time and put a lot into you,” she says. “They help build your confidence if you don’t have confidence. If you’re going through something, you have a safe place to talk about it. There’s no reason to be ashamed about what you’re going through. It’s a really comfortable place; it’s a safe zone.”
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When we came to the Family Stabilization Program we had just become homeless. All the staff at JFS were very friendly, supportive and real with us. I always felt like they cared about us as people, and made it easy to complete the program. Workshops were fresh, and helped solve real problems. Rather than just teaching us how to make a budget, they also taught us how to repair our credit, deal with student loans, and housing debt. They have an amazing network of resources available and are dedicated to help with housing, employment, health care and anything that is a barrier to self sufficiency. Without this program we would likely have been stuck in homelessness and poverty for a much longer time.”