Application Process


Applications are accepted once a year and are due at the end of each July.

1. Family reviews information about the Saranam program, its goals, expectations and requirements (this is generally done with the referring agency)

2. Application found online, returned to Sarnaam by mail or fax from referring agency.

A complete application will include:

  • Referral Form (filled out by referring agency)
  • Family “Snapshot” (completed by referring agency)
  • Application – (filled out by adult #1, and by adult #2 if applicable)
  • Background Check Consent (filled out by adult #1, and by adult #2 if applicable)
  • Release of Information (filled out by adult #1, and by adult #2 if applicable)


3. Referral and Application Reviewed by Saranam staff (as received). Background checks will be completed.

We screen out major violent and/or sex offenders, and recent drug offenders. We must keep all families in the program as well as volunteers and staff safe.

4. Family Interview with Saranam staff and other Saranam families currently in the program. 

5. Families accepted into program will move into their apartment/house.

6. Week One – Go over Rules/Contract. Orientation and Assessments.

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