Tom Geiger Guest House - Supportive Housing

2634 Melrose Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

513-961-4555 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Supportive Housing

General Information:
Provides permanent housing in our Bokenkotter House and Josephine House to homeless families in which a family member has a disability. Intake via referrals only -- generally our residents have their rent payments sudsidized and also receive their supportive services, including case management, directly by and/or coordinated through their referring homeless services provider agency. Tom Geiger Guest House, Inc. owns and operates four apartment buildings that provide transitional and permanent housing -- 24 one, two and three bedroom transitional housing apartments in two buildings on the same campus, 12 two bedroom 100% A.D.A. compliant permanent housing apartments for the disabled in another building on the same campus, and 6 more two and three bedroom permanent housing apartments in another building at a separate nearby location. Tom Geiger Guest House (TGGH) serves homeless persons in coordination with fellow member agencies of the Cincinnati / Hamilton County Continuum of Care for the Homeless, Inc. Transitional Housing Program In a longstanding partnership with the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, TGGH provides transitional housing along with comprehensive supportive services for victims of domestic violence who are single women or women with children.  They come to TGGH where they seek relief from poverty, neglect and abuse. They come to TGGH to build a brighter future by completing their education or job training and to stabilize their lives. As a participant in the YWCA Transitional Living Program (TLP), typically the homeless female head of household and her children occupy a TGGH apartment for a period of up to 18 months as they transition from the YWCA battered women’s emergency shelters to permanent housing and independent living.  Transitional housing program fees assessed for living at the Geiger House are 30% of adjusted gross income.  In addition to a furnished apartment in a safe and secure building, TGGH provides kitchen and household items at intake.  Disposable household supplies are replenished monthly for all residents.  Through the further generosity of our donors and volunteers over the years, TGGH provides a number of amenities so that the women and their children experience a more homelike and community atmosphere.  Residents have access to an outdoor playground and indoor playroom constructed and furnished by the financial and volunteer support of our donor / volunteer network who also have contributed to developing and maintaining our facilities and grounds.  Donated clothing, toys and books also are available to all residents.   During their time in TGGH transitional housing the YWCA TLP provides job readiness training, counseling and advocacy along with case management services to realize our joint intended outcome of permanent housing and independence at the end of each woman’s stay.  The overall success rate on our measured outcomes is remarkably high.  For our joint #1 outcome measure, the attainment of permanent housing at program exit, the TGGH transitional housing / YWCA TLP partnership has seen over 75% of the women successfully move into permanent housing, and most of them remain in their housing for at least six months following exit.


Helpful Definitions For Tom Geiger Guest House - Supportive Housing:
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 Tom Geiger Guest House - Supportive Housing:
Be a volunteer. Call Tom Geiger Guest House - Supportive Housing at 513-961-4555 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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