Our Housing Services

Interim Housing offers a longer shelter stay for those who have demonstrated motivation toward obtaining housing, but are struggling with barriers to secure housing. Transitional Housing is designed to assist those who lack the resources to become financially independent and helps them gain life skills to disengage from their abusive pasts. Families can live in a community-based apartment for up to 24 months.

Residential Shelter Services

Our bright, updated, accessible residential facility accommodates up to 54 adults and children. Lengths of stay vary. Our hope is that individuals can use the services offered to ensure safety, gain confidence, become empowered and obtain support while transitioning into the next stage of their lives.
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What to Expect at the Residential Shelter

  • No fees: The Residential Shelter program is free.
  • Safe, private location: The Residential Shelter program makes everyone’s safety their first priority. Everyone associated with the shelter is asked to sign an agreement to keep the location confidential.
  • Communal living setting: An individual bedroom is provided to each household. Residents share the kitchen, common living areas, and bathrooms.
  • Children’s safety:  As advocates, we understand that children are also impacted by domestic violence. Advocates will be able to work with both parents and children offering support, information and parenting resources.
  • Domestic Violence education:  Through the Residential program, many services are offered including: counseling, case management, personalized safety plans and numerous educational groups.
  • Self-provided childcare:  Children are under their parent’s watch and care at all times. Childcare may be provided during groups and other activities.
  • Confidentiality: All client information is private and will not be shared with other agencies unless written permission is given. Residents are also asked to honor the privacy of other program participants by not discussing their names or situations with anyone else.
  • Food, clothing, and toiletries: Provided to all residents at no cost.
  • Laundry facilities: The Residential Shelter program has laundry facilities and will provide clients with linens (sheets, towels and blankets).

Transitional Housing Services

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.
Transitional Housing Services

What is Transitional Housing at the Crisis Center?

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. The Crisis Center acts as an ally by providing support and building a respectful, open and honest relationships with each survivor.

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.

The Crisis Center Transitional Team works closely with clients to aid in their success of the program. A wide array of services are offered to each client and caseworkers help clients to identify the services that are most relevant and appropriate to their needs.  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.