Understanding Transitional Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines transitional housing as interim housing lasting twenty four months or less that facilitates the movement of homeless individuals or families to permanent housing solutions. Our residents come to us from a variety of homeless situations, often from emergency & domestic violence shelters, recovery centers and other crisis facilities.
Marguerite’s Place Inc. offers ten furnished apartments for homeless women with children. We offer the following services to families in our program:
- Assistance in obtaining & managing financial support
- Placement in job-training programs
- Community involvement with local employers
- Collaboration with medical, dental & psychological agencies
- Referrals and support in securing permanent, affordable housing
A Productive Lifestyle
There is so much more to understand about what “transition” really means for our families. Once a family moves into Marguerite’s Place, moms begin an active and productive lifestyle where they are required to work or attend school. Marguerite’s Place supports this effort by providing a safe living environment, transportation access, on-site daycare for children and caring compassion for the challenges of single parenting. Additionally, women work with an individual case manager to establish support and long-term resources, gain life skills that include personal finance training and household management. Women set goals for a positive future where gainful employment and permanent housing are consistent pieces of a meaningful life.