Women with custody of their children tend to have more difficulty leaving violent situations because of the struggle to find adequate housing. The few women who do find adequate housing generally lack the supportive services to improve their situations and work towards independent living, often cycling back and forth between the abuser, an emergency shelter, and adequate housing.
The Rose Hill Supportive Housing Program will interrupt this cycle and insure that residents have access not only to safe housing, but also support services to assist them in developing the skills and resources for independent living. Serving homeless women and women with children and a history of domestic violence, this program includes specialized services to help women and their children regain their independence.
Prudence Crandall Center's Rose Hill Campus offers 8 units of transitional housing, 10 units of permanent supportive housing, as well as counseling, support groups, classroom instruction, common space, outdoor facilities and 24 hour security.
Prudence Crandall Center's Rose Hill Campus offers women several housing options and the flexibility to work with individuals whatever their needs. Not all victims of domestic violence need shelter, transitional living or supportive housing, but for those who do our Rose Hill Campus is critical to empowering them with the skills to help end the cycle of abuse.
The transitional living program (TLP) is one option for clients after they have completed their shelter stay. Due to the lack of affordable housing, once women have resided in a shelter they have limited housing options as a next step. This can result in them being forced to stay with a friend, going to a homeless shelter or returning to the abuser. Having a TLP will help to insure that women and their children have access to safe housing after they leave an emergency shelter.
The transitional living program is made up of individual apartments. Women are required to have some type of income and are required to pay rent based on their income level. Each adult has an action plan and works with staff to accomplish their goals. Clients can reside in the TLP for up to two years, during which time they may pursue an education or steady employment. In the TLP women and their children have access to ongoing supportive services that are critical when building a new life.
The permanent supportive housing component of the program is structured much like the transitional living component, but with no time limit. This housing is open to women and children who have a history of domestic violence as well as some type of disability. Residents hold leases for their units and have access to ongoing supportive services.