Transitional housing is designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to homeless individuals and families for up to 24 months to facilitate movement to independent living. Supportive services within a transitional housing program vary depending on individual or family and challenges they are facing preventing self-sufficiency and independence.
Upon entry into a transitional housing program an assessment process is completed and the individual or family is assigned a case manager. A case plan unique to each individual or family's needs, providing a list of necessary supportive services to complete the program and transition into permanent housing.
Each transitional housing program is designed to fit a specific population:
- Youth/Young adults
- Single men or woman
- Domestic Violence
Transitional housing programs help maintain sobriety, reunify families, and create a sense of community and safety. Services provided in most transitional housing programs are employment services, educational and job training, childcare, transportation, financial/budget assistance, life-skills classes, substance abuse programs.