Building Strong Women, Inc.

1176 Robert T Longway Blvd
Flint, MI 48503

(810) 234-7933 Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: shelter and transitional housing, substance abuse treatment for women

General Information:
Office Hours: Mondays - Fridaysi: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Apply for Transitional Housing. Application: Building Strong Women, Inc. is a shelter for domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, and homeless women with or without children. We have a 3 Phase program that includes outreach, continuum of care, and after care. Our mission is to help the women in the Flint Michigan community with their recovery of substance addiction and homelessness. BSW currently has 2 sober houses, which has reached its full capacity.Due to the mounting number of recovering substance abuse women and their depending children rising epidemic of homelessness in the Genesee County and surrounding area; we at BSW has devoted our time in giving a helping hand to those who needs us. Since 2009 BSW has successfully helped more than 100 ladies and their dependent children. Of course some of the ladies have moved on to a prosperous life opening the vacancy for another occupant.

Helpful Definitions For Building Strong Women, Inc.:
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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