Domestic violence (DV) transitional housing programs provide survivors and their children with longer-term stability while offering the heightened level of security that is often required. In transitional housing, survivors typically focus on gaining financial stability so that they can obtain permanent housing. On-going supportive services at these programs address the many underlying issues related to experiencing abuse, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and chronic illness. Program advocates provide intensive support around securing employment, achieving financial stability, resolving legal issues and identifying and achieving other goals for long-term stability.
Families in transitional housing programs usually have their own apartments and stay for typically one to two years, depending on the program. The following is a list of transitional housing options specifically for DV survivors in DC.
HOUSE OF RUTH
Phone: 202.667.7001 ext. 232
Population Served: Single Women and Women with Families.
Services: Offers comprehensive services and housing for women and children. Their services range from supportive housing for families and single women in crisis, to a therapeutic, developmental daycare for homeless children, and free counseling services to anyone who has been a victim of domestic violence.
A New Way
Transitional to Rapid Rehousing
A New Start
MY SISTER’S PLACE – RISE & RISE PLUS
Population Served: Survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Services: Transitional to permanent housing (scattered-site) for 12 months with possibility of extension for another 12 months. Offers a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of case managers and residential counselors provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive.
Admissions Process: For information on any MSP program, call (202) 540-1064 or visit https://www.mysistersplacedc.org/programs-and-services/.