Transitional Housing

Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence

Helping provide housing resources to our residents

When a victim of domestic violence chooses to leave their abusive partner, safe and affordable housing is one of the primary barriers they will face for themselves and their children.

Though emergency shelters can be a source of immediate short-term safety, transitional housing programs offer victims a housing option and supportive services—including counseling, childcare, transportation, life skills, education and/or job training—for up to 24 months. It is a safe, affordable option that empowers survivors to begin rebuilding their lives after fleeing abuse. Transitional housing programs give survivors the time and services they need to achieve goals for long-term safety and stability. Without these programs, survivors may have no other option than to return to their abuser’s home or face homelessness.

Offering Support To Victims Of Domestic Violence

Our staff work alongside survivors in their transition from homelessness to permanent housing to help them with searching for housing and leasing up. We continue to provide support long after move-in to help participants attain their own goals for stability in their housing long term. These supports include rental assistance, utility assistance, and flexible financial help for those unexpected life roadblocks that could jeopardize housing. Help For Abused Partners is also committed to building strong partnerships with a variety of community agencies we can connect our participants with to further realize their self-defined goals.

Though emergency shelters can be a source of immediate short-term safety, transitional housing programs offer victims a housing option and supportive services—including counseling, childcare, transportation, life skills, education and/or job training—for up to 24 months. It is a safe, affordable option that empowers survivors to begin rebuilding their lives after fleeing abuse. Transitional housing programs give survivors the time and services they need to achieve goals for long-term safety and stability. Without these programs, survivors may have no other option than to return to their abuser’s home or face homelessness.

Our Transitional Housing Program supports economic empowerment and survivor autonomy while using a voluntary services model. While the solutions to addressing domestic violence and its related consequences must encompass a broad range of interventions and options for domestic violence survivors, strategies must be trauma-informed and survivor-centered. If our goal is to truly empower survivors of domestic violence they must be provided with the tools to establish economic self-sufficiency, short-term goal-setting, and long-term planning for their futures.