What is Transitional Housing at the Crisis Center?
Transitional Housing is the step between short-term crisis shelter and permanent housing. The Crisis Center Transitional Housing Programs are funded through various grants. With these grants, the Crisis Center is able to provide apartments for clients scattered throughout the community. The philosophy of this program is to foster self-determination and to work towards social change through collaborations between the survivor, case worker and the community. Our goal is to provide access to a variety of services and resources on a voluntary basis. The Crisis Center values each survivor as being the expert on their life and experiences; and therefore establishes their own goals in determining their own successes. This program acknowledges not all survivors’ needs are the same and for that reason utilizes and “Individualized Structure” which focuses on embracing each individual’s specific needs. CCSS is acts as an ally by providing support and building a respectful, open and honest relationships with each survivor.
Who Is Eligible:
Any survivor of domestic violence who is a current residential, counseling or court advocacy client at the Crisis Center is eligible for transitional housing as space permits.
What We Do:
The Crisis Center Transitional Team works closely with clients to aid in their success of the program. The “Menu of Services” is offered to each client so they can see the support services offered. Everyone is encouraged to identify and discuss the services that are most relevant and appropriate to their needs with their caseworker. Examples of services utilized by clients are: fully furnished apartments, learning and practicing life skills, education/tuition reimbursement, child care, transportation assistance, employment/resume services, grocery assistance, clothing assistance, counseling, financial assistance, and safety planning. Clients are encouraged to present any need with their caseworker and they will work collaboratively to resolve the issue. The Crisis Center also takes pride in various community partnerships to help clients achieve their goals and define their success.
If you are eligible and interested in transitional housing at the Crisis Center or have questions regarding our program, please call the hotline at 708-429-7233 and ask to speak with a Transitional Housing Specialist.
**Disclaimer: The Crisis Center for South Suburbia complies with The Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.