The Key to Success: Case Management
Case Management and the Development Plan
Once a participant has been accepted, the ELM Case Manager will work with the participant to create a development plan focusing on the principles of self-sufficiency, stewardship and service. Each plan creates specific tasks in six goal areas: employment, education, financial stewardship, housing, health, and service. Other goal areas may be identified as appropriate. Each participant will be asked to sign a commitment form agreeing to comply with their individual development plan and all future grants of any kind will be contingent on compliance with the plan. The commitment form will also require a participant to be free from any substance abuse.
The Role of the Case Manager
Participants must agree to schedule regular accountability reviews with the ELM Case Manager who serves as a coach, cheerleader, and referee. She helps identify goals, encourage success, and provide reality checks along the way. Regular meetings ensure that commitments are kept and problems are dealt with before they become obstacles. The Case Manager is available by text, email, and phone as well as in person interviews. Of all the resource ELM provides, regular access to an experienced Case Manager is probably the most valuable and the most vital to success.