Transitional Housing Program
The Bay Area Women’s Center offers a transitional housing program. The overall goal is to help residential and non-residential clients secure safe and affordable housing.
Survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence often lack the necessary resources to live independently. Transitional housing services are available for residents who are at an increased risk of becoming homeless due to their circumstances.
The off-site Transitional Support Housing (TSH) program provides participants with budgeting and finance education, life-skills development, and home visits. Because the TSH program has very limited space (eight families), this program is able to provide rental subsidies for all 8 families, as well as more intensive support. This program runs for 24 months.
The program goal is to provide safe, affordable housing along with supportive services and education. The ideology is that in establishing self-sufficiency, the participant will not return to an abusive situation. In turn, this provides a more stable living situation for the whole family. Due to limited program space, participants are chosen on the basis of greatest need and greatest risk of continued homelessness.