Greater Lawrence Ywca - Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter

38 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 682-3039 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter.

General Information:
Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter. The OASIS Project at the YWCA of Greater Lawrence is a transitional housing service of the YWCA’s domestic violence program. OASIS is a comprehensive program where women with children establish and work towards personal and professional goals so that they may overcome family violence and homelessness to lead safe, self-sufficient lives. Similar in its philosophy and scope of services, the YWCA Residence houses ten formerly battered woman who are homeless who do not have children in their care. OASIS and The YWCA Residence enable women and families to establish a source of income and stability so they can move on to permanent, safe and affordable housing. These residences are more than housing. Participants establish and work towards personal and professional goals while they stabilize their families, employment and emotional well-being. Eligible participants need to meet certain criteria before making an application for an interview. The program coordinator reviews applications before interviews are conducted.


Helpful Definitions For Greater Lawrence Ywca - Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter:
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.

How To Volunteer at Greater Lawrence Ywca - Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Greater Lawrence Ywca - Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter at (978) 682-3039 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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