“I asked if such a program was needed here, and every single one of them was like, ‘Oh my gosh, there’s just this huge hole in services where this would fit,’ ” she said. “Nobody was doing this kind of wraparound service.” Focus on Home helps families facing a variety of challenges such as those trying to regain custody of their children, escaping domestic abuse or overcoming addictions. They also work with grandparents suddenly find themselves as legal guardians of their grandchildren, and people transitioning out of homelessness. Whatever the challenge, Focus on the Home’s work goes beyond creature comforts. It’s also about helping clients stay on their journey. “Sometimes they’re coming out of an abusive relationship,” she said. “They’re having to start over again because they had to leave everything behind. Sometimes they start to think, ‘Maybe I should go back.’ It’s the same with people in recovery. You’re sleeping on the floor and maybe there’s a lawn chair in the living room. It’s hard.” Avant, who was referred to Focus on Home by Infant Crisis Services, said her daughter made it clear right away that she approved of group’s work. “She crawled from room to room and pulled herself up on the bed,” Avant said. “I could tell she was happy.” Avant said she can’t wait to get home from work these days. Her favorite thing?