Laurel House North Wales

123 S Main St #2
North Wales, PA 19454

(800) 642-3150 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing for domestic abuse victims

General Information:
Shelter Fleeing a violent partner can be the most dangerous time for a victim of domestic abuse. Many victims lack the financial resources or support systems to survive without the abuser. Recognizing this impediment, Laurel House offers emergency shelter services. Each year, approximately 200 women and 200 children come through our shelter where they are provided resources in order to get their lives back. Individuals and their children who seek safety from an abusive partner can stay at the shelter for up to thirty days, where they will receive both individual and group counseling as well as advocacy. It is during this period that our knowledgeable staff works with the women and their children so that they can find affordable housing, legal representation, and the strength to stand on their own. The shelter offers a safe and nurturing environment where victims can spend time healing as they move toward freedom from domestic violence. Bridge Housing Laurel House operates two transitional housing programs. Nehemiah’s Way is based out of the North Wales area while the Bridge Housing program is centered in the Norristown area. This program provides a “Bridge” between the shelter and independent community living. The goal of the program is to enable families to be more self-sufficient and to help reduce the risk of having these families return to a domestic violence situation. Participants in this program can stay for up to two years at one of seven scattered houses/apartments. During their time in the transitional housing program, residents receive:     weekly case management     group counseling     life skills training     emergency financial assistance     children’s services     connections to community resources


Helpful Definitions For Laurel House North Wales:
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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