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What is the Hope House Transitional Shelter?

Inside of the Hope House Transitional ShelterThe Hope House Transitional Shelter provides a way for those in need to have a place to stay while they get back on their feet. It offers women, (with or without children) a secure place to live for up to 9 months. During that time they will receive case management services, child advocacy services, and community referrals giving them the resources, opportunities, and hope to better their situation and work toward independent housing.

How will I be helped?

The shelter has 9 bedrooms with a shared kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, and recreational space. Once accepted you can stay for up to 9 months in which you will:

  • Learn additional living skills (parenting, budgeting, etc.)
  • Gain employment support
  • Set goals for yourself to start your path out of homelessness
  • Learn about resources in the area through community referrals
  • Develop skills to move into an independent living situation

Is the Transitional Shelter for me?

To be accepted into the Hope House Transitional Shelter you must be:

  • A woman or a woman with children
  • Homeless (this includes living in an overcrowded situation, shelter, motel, vehicle, etc.)
  • Limited income
  • Be willing to participate in the program
  • Pass a background check as histories of violent crimes would result in more appropriate referrals
  • 30 days clean and sober
  • Be willing to pay 35% of net income to Hope House (zero income, zero program fee)

About the facility

  • Nine bedroom congregate living for up to 24 months with supportive services
  • 2 ½ baths
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • Kitchen to prepare own meals
  • Recreation room which includes TV/DVD and toy room
  • On-site staff or volunteers at all times

Case Management Services

While at the shelter, you will receive case management services to assist you. Once a case manager is assigned, you will receive assistance with:

  • Goal Setting
  • Budgeting
  • Linkage to needed resources
  • Advocacy
  • Employment opportunities
  • Educational opportunities
  • Transportation needs
  • Weekly living skills
  • After care services
  • Reference to landlords

Child Advocacy Services

If you have children then you are also available for our Child Advocacy Services while at the shelter. These services include:

  • Provide case management services for child and parent
  • Provide support and referral services for physical, mental health, developmental, optical, dental & medical needs
  • Act as liaison for local school system
  • Build and enhance parenting skills
  • Provide child care referrals
  • Provide after-care services