Class of Housing/Services: Transitional house for homeless women who have substance abuse problems.
Transitional house for homeless women who have substance abuse problems. Program is for 1-2 years and the goal is permanent housing upon successful completion of program. Women pay 30% of their income as rent. Our mission is to empower women as they make the transition from treatment and/or incarceration to interdependent lifestyle, in a homelike environment. We hope to assist women in reconstructing their lives and returning to our community with skills that allow them to be self-sufficient. Our goal is tor reduce the occurrence of relapse and stop the “revolving door’ of incarceration. 1. Residents must be homeless and have substance abuse problems. 2. The client must be seeking admission without persuasion or coercion and be willing to sign a contract and/or treatment plan to participate in all four phases. 3. Physician verifies that the client meets the diagnostic criteria as defined in the DSM IV, for alcohol/drug dependence and/or abuse. 4. ASI and medical examination indicate that the client is medically appropriate and stable. If a medical condition exists, proper action will be taken to assist the client. 5. Client is ambulatory or there are no medical complications that would hamper the client’s ability to participate in the program. 6. The client is coherent, rational and oriented in all spheres. 7. The client has the social skills to obtain a support system or to become involved in a self-help fellowship. 8. The client is willing to sign payment plan.
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