TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM

Step Ahead

The Laura’s House Transitional Program offers an extension of 6-12 months for those qualifying residents of the Emergency Shelter. The facility will be able to accommodate between 5-7 families at one time. Residents are required to pay rent, are responsible for purchasing their own food and toiletry items and securing their own childcare. In return, residents are offered a more autonomous living situation; residents are encouraged to seek employment, save a determined amount of money per week / month, explore permanent housing options, and continue to receive therapeutic support on a weekly basis by their assigned therapist from the Emergency Shelter and/or visit our Counseling & Resource Center. Case managers continue to support residents in exploring future living needs and options.

The objective of the Transitional Program is to provide transitional housing to clients of Laura’s House Emergency Shelter to extend the amount of time necessary in most cases for clients to work towards overall stability and goal-oriented planning in their lives. This includes financial stability, future-oriented stability (ie: securing job placement, enrollment in career education programs, etc) while residing in a safe environment. Minimally supportive services are provided while encouraging clients’ self-empowerment and self-sufficiency.