Helping Hands Against Violence Hood River

Po Box 441
Hood River, OR 97031

Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

General Information:
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below: Helping Hands Against Violence, founded in 1978, grew out of a local domestic violence tragedy. Originally operated by volunteers utilizing a "safe house" program, the agency is now staffed by 6 paid employees and owns and operates 2 facilities: an emergency domestic violence and sexual assault shelter; and a transitional housing program for young women ages 16-24 who have been victims of crime (sex abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse, domestic violence, parental neglect and/or abandonment) and would otherwise be homeless. Many clients come from other parts of the state or out of state, 95% are very low income, and 25% are Hispanic/Latino. Helping Hands also provides community education on domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and elder abuse. The agency's mission is to empower victims; raise public awareness about these types of crimes; maintain ongoing training for volunteers and staff; and keep a strong volunteer base. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Helping Hands Against Violence with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Helpful Definitions For Helping Hands Against Violence Hood River:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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