TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM
On site housing is available in 20 single-occupancy apartments – three apartments are for Military Veterans only. Residents participate in a program designed to resolve issues that might prevent transition into permanent housing. Maximum length of stay is two years.
Transitional Living Program Mission:
The Transitional Living Program’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which individuals experiencing homelessness can move toward greater self-sufficiency and independence including transitioning within 24 months into stable, permanent housing.
Transitional Living Program Admission Information:
- Current Resident of the Emergency Shelter Program
- Pay a monthly program fee
- Employed, employable or have a source of income
- Remain alcohol/drug free while in the program and willing to submit to screening if suspected of use.
- Willing to set up and work on individualized short and long term goals agreed upon with assigned case manager.
- Available; regular meetings, weekly contacts being the minimum expectation
- Comprehensive goal setting and planning
- Budget counseling/ debt management
- Transition into public housing and/or Section 8 Housing Assistance
- Referrals to obtain vocational services, nutritional services, clothing and household goods, and education.
- Supportive & educational programs
- Understanding that the Transitional Living Program of the New Community Shelter is not a rental unit or agreement, but rather a program that one participates in to make improvements in oneself and in one’s life.
- Ability and willingness to follow all program guidelines
- Awareness of areas that need to be addressed, such as AODA, mental health, budgeting
- Improvement and maintenance of skill levels in the following areas:
- Problem solving
- Conflict resolution
- Health and Nutrition
- Stress Reduction
- Community and Personal Resource Utilization