Denton County Friends of the Family is excited to announce the launch of the Transitional Housing Program to help victims of sexual and domestic violence secure safe housing options as they transition out of the emergency shelter, flee from an abusive home or are recovering from the financial abuse that 98 percent of victims of domestic violence experience.
According to Texas Council on Family Violence, more than 80 percent of women with children experiencing homelessness have been victims of domestic violence. The launch of our transitional housing program will meet a critical need for domestic violence and sexual assault victims as they struggle to achieve financial stability.
The transitional housing program provides safe housing combined with comprehensive services to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in their path to independence and emotional well-being.
The program is funded by awards from the Emergency Solutions Grant and the Criminal Justice Division Grant. The ESG offers short term housing assistance for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The CJD grant offers financial assistance for six to 18 months and additional services such as counseling, life skills, budgeting and employment.
Dr. Nicole Roberts Ph.D, DCFOF, Executive Program Director announced this week that the program placed its first client, a single mother with small children, into a safe, comfortable home. Included in the vision of this program is that the homes are furnished, decorated and stocked with essentials as families move in.
If community members want to help, they can become housing partners. The support of donors and volunteers are the difference in a child sleeping on an air mattress or in a toddler bed. It’s the sofas, dishes and groceries that make the families we serve find hope again. Without support, Denton County Friends of the Family could not aide in the positive change in the lives of the women and children we serve.
If you would like to learn more about how to support the efforts of our transitional housing program with time, talent or treasure and become a Housing Partner email email@example.com.