In the United States, domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children, with survivors regularly reporting that unaffordable housing prevents them from safely leaving an abusive relationship. This means that housing programs throughout the country are invaluable resources for survivors—providing short- and long-term housing options, rental assistance services, and other support to help survivors and their children access safety and stability.
Our Transitional Housing team provides comprehensive, specialized consultation and training to domestic violence coalitions, helping them create best practices with an emphasis on survivor-driven, empowerment-based services. Essentially, we’re helping the helpers: supporting the 56 state and territory domestic violence coalitions so they can ensure that local programs are delivering the best, most accessible services for survivors and their children.
“Wesupport local programs and the survivors who depend on them. It’s our job to listen to survivors’ and programs’ stories and help create solutions connecting them with the resources they need.”
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty for so many survivors—from the current economic downturn to a looming national eviction crisis—the need for safe housing is more important than ever. We don’t know for sure what these coming weeks and months will bring, but your support helps ensure that our Transitional Housing team will be here for coalitions and programs, no matter what.