Women's Shelter Program

P.O. Box 125
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

805-544-3494 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Womens shelter, transitional housing.

General Information:
The Women's Shelter Program is committed to recognizing and responding to our community's need for comprehensive multicultural domestic violence and child abuse services. We understand that domestic violence and child abuse, in their fullest scope, impacts primary victims, family members, society, and future generations. With this in mind, it is our goal to stop the cycle of violence by providing crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy, treatment, prevention and education. The Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County offers a comprehensive set of services for victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse. Please visit the following pages to learn more about the services offered and the eligibility requirements: - Case Management - Legal Assistance - Counseling - Emergency Shelter - Transitional Housing Services - Community Outreach and Education

Website: http://www.womensshelterslo.org/

Helpful Definitions For Women's Shelter Program:

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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