Transitional housing is a time-limited program serving families that have become homeless and need to rebuild their lives.
Many of the families served by this project have lived in more than one emergency shelter as they wait for a space in transitional housing to become available. We operate a variety of locations across the region serving different needs for different lengths of time. Each family meets with their assigned family advocate weekly to work on a self-sufficiency plan; setting and reaching goals. The goal of the program is for the family to exit to stable, permanent housing.
Each family receives on-site, weekly support services from a trained family advocate who assists them in setting and reaching goals, including:
- Permanent housing
- Stable employment/job training
- Financial security
- Legal issues
- Mental health
- Domestic violence
- Chemical dependency
- Parenting classes
- Health-care access
To qualify all prospective participants must:
- Currently reside at an emergency shelter or meet the definition of homeless as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Have documentation proving homelessness issued by a service provider.
- Be committed to working toward self-sufficiency by setting and following through on goals.
- Meet weekly with a family advocate.
- Be employed or in school or be willing to engage in
services that will help them move forward toward self-sufficiency.
- Follow program guidelines.
- Maintain a clean, sanitary and hazard-free apartment and living area.
- Pay rent or monthly program service fees, due by the first of each month.
- Pay damage deposit (cost varies from unit to unit).
- Families with a history of chemical dependency must remain clean and sober and be willing to participate in a program to support their recovery.