Often a survivor must choose between returning to an abusive home or being homeless. The SafePlace Supportive Housing Program (SHP), part of the Transitional Services Program, is designed to assist families and individuals who need more time to become independent after leaving a violent relationship. The program provides survivors with housing that will allow them to focus on their healing and accessing the resources and tools needed to build a self sufficient life.
Access to SHP is limited to those people living in shelter. For most clients, SHP is a one-year program in which survivors receive case management, counseling, LifeSkills classes, on-site childcare for children age three months to five years and after school and summer activities for school-aged children.
Once a survivor has become self sufficient, they have first priority, if necessary, to move to other transitional homes throughout the city, with sliding scale rent, to continue to build a life free of violence in their homes.