Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, YWCA La Crosse's Transitional Housing Program provides financial assistance for housing and comprehensive housing case management services to single parent women and their children who are experiencing homelessness. The Transitional Housing Program provides six women and their children with the opportunity to live in their own apartment for up to two years while actively pursuing self-identified and mutually agreed upon goals. The women work closely with a case manager on a weekly basis and attend bi-weekly support groups with other women and children in the program. Transitional Housing Support Groups offer participants opportunities for educational and enriching experiences while promoting positive peer support, collective sharing, and an increased sense of community.
YWCA La Crosse's Transitional Housing Program Empowers Women to:
Who is Eligible? (must meet all of the below requirements)
Who is considered homeless? (As defined by the United States Code (Title 42, Chapter 119, 1)) For purposes of this chapter, the term "homeless" or "homeless individual or homeless person" includes:
The HEARTH Act expands the definition of "homeless", "homeless individual", and "homeless person." The definition of "homeless" now includes:
(1) people who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation and who are exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided;
(2) people who are losing their housing in 14 days and lack support networks or resources to obtain housing,
(3) people who have moved from place to place and are likely to continue to do so because of disability or other barriers, and
(4) people who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
For more information, contact Melanie Hamel, YWCA La Crosse Housing Director, at (608) 781-2783.
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