Transitions Program Overview
The Transitions program (transitional housing) is the core of what we do at BHA.
The concept is simple: once a mother knows where she and her children will sleep at night, she can focus on setting goals for the future, and can make significant strides toward achieving those goals. At BHA, we provide the housing and loving support for up to two years while the families in the Transitions program work toward moving from homelessness and instability to self-sufficiency and personal growth.
The Transitions program works because women set their own goals, while we provide love, support, accountability and guidance. For many families we serve, this is the first time that they have been in a safe place, with supportive people around them.
Our Program Coordinators work directly with each family each week. They provide life skills coaching, mentoring, and friendship. They also help participants develop and achieve goals in the following areas:
- Achieving a greater degree of economic self-sufficiency.
- Developing and practicing quality parenting approaches and skills.
- Achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle and contributing to the community.
- Developing a healthy and active support system.
- Obtaining/maintaining permanent housing.
In recent years, BHA has worked hard to serve more families with more comprehensive services. Since 2007, the Transitions program has been enhanced through:
Bagwashi Circles, an initiative designed to strengthen and expand participant's network of supportive relationships
Additionally, in 2009, BHA increased the Transitions program capacity from 9 to 12 families. That is an additional 10 women and children at any given time who will find housing and hope at BHA. More expansion is planned as funding and housing is available.
Parenting Classes, a collaboration with Samara: The Center for Individual and Family Growth, to provide intensive parenting curriculum to Transitions participants
Program Therapist, contracting with a professional therapist to conduct regular case reviews and consult with program staff
For more information on the Transitions program, or to check intake availability, contact Crystal Baxter, Program Director, at 717.233.6016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised: 2/23/2012 12:19:36 PM