• Low cost program and deposit (one time, refundable)
  • A stay of two months after birth of baby, as determined
  • Random drug screening
  • Providing food for herself
  • Nutrition/meal preparation
  • Community Living
  • Curfew
  • Budget/Set Aside Program

Continues with:

  • Working personal program 
  • Mentor program (required)
  • Birth Coach (if needed)
  • Attend Health and Education Classes
  • Case Management (required)
  • Family Reunification, after birth (if needed)
  • Employment/ job training/school
  • Co-dependency/12-Step program or Perinatal Program


Transitional House residents may stay in this phase of the program for 2 months after the birth of their children. Residents are responsible for a reasonable monthly program fee, a one-time refundable deposit, and most of their food expenses. The shelter provides donated food items as available. Residents prepare their own meals, share housekeeping responsibilities, and continue with ongoing job training/searching or employment and Case Management. A mentor is provided to help clients transition and cope while learning independent living skills. 12-step programs, Co-dependency courses, or perinatal programs assigned on a case-by-case basis. Licensed on-site childcare is available for mothers who work, go to school, or are actively looking for a job. Once a resident has completed all the requirements of the Transitional Program, she may be recommended for the Single-Parent Efficiency Program.