Recognizing the need to build a bridge between homelessness and permanent housing, Volunteers of America’s Transitional Housing Program offers families a place to live for up to two years after leaving Volunteers of America’s Unity House.
Families referred to the Transitional Housing Program have shown motivation to achieve self-sufficiency. The program offers intensive case management, addressing needs in the areas of housing, employment, education, mental and physical health, child-related issues, finances, and support services. Case management is tailored to each family’s needs and the family participates in all goal setting. Families in the Transitional Housing Program pay a service fee, which is equal to 30 percent of their income.
Financial assistance is available to aid families with work, education, or training expenses, housing-related start-up expenses, transportation, child care, medicine, clothing, and other expenses that promote greater client self-sufficiency. The goal of the Transitional Housing Program is to serve 40 homeless families per year.