At The Salvation Army Center of Hope, we offer long-term transitional housing programs and life skills to help people move from a state of crisis, to independence and happier lives. Our multi-faceted programs serve families, single women and single men.
Transitional Housing for Families & Single Women provides safe housing and intensive case management for families and single women who are homeless or who are victims of abuse and neglect. This program also offers training programs and referrals to treatment and recovery, if needed. Our programs attempt to keep families connected, housing entire families with single moms, single dads, husbands and wives, and we are one of the few programs pleased to house teenage boys.
The goal of the program is to assist homeless families and single women in gaining the employment and personal skills necessary to achieve financial and personal stability and move to permanent housing.
Based on our track record, approximately 85% of homeless families enrolled in the program will maintain a permanent source of income and move into permanent housing. On the average, 80% of single women enrolled in the program maintain a permanent source of income and move to permanent housing.
Transitional Housing for Single Men:
On June 18th, 2012, we revived a new long-term transitional housing program specifically for men. Each resident has his own living space for up to one year, though typically transitions between 6 to 8 months. Participants are highly motivated individuals who are homeless, and have been drug and alcohol-free for at least 30 days. All residents are encouraged to immediately begin the job search with the hope of obtaining a job within their first two weeks, and they are assigned to a case manager to assist them with job readiness, money management, and other classes (such as GED completion) through our Life Skills Learning Center. Each individual pays rent equal to 30% of his income. By evolving from a shelter into a long-term transitional housing program, we expect a higher rate of long-term success for participants to live independent and satisfying lives.
Program services offered include:
- Individualized, plan-based, intensive case management to assess the personal needs of each individual and family.
- Life skills learning classes, including GED tutored training, job readiness and search assistance, and financial literacy, through collaboration with the Financial Empowerment Center.
- On site counseling in collaboration with CODA, AA, NA and more.
- Living quarters for each family and single woman and access to our shared family and women’s lounges.
- Communal living that includes a bed and storage space for each man in the Bootstraps program.
- Assistance in search for safe and affordable housing.
For information about these programs and how to apply for transitional housing, contact:
Please call (615) 242-0411, and request Transitional Housing.