Social Services - Transitional Housing Programs
Families trying to overcome poverty face many challenges, including lack of education and job skills, inadequate housing, and limited social support.
Transitional housing is a concept in which people in need of housing are assisted for a time to help them stabilize their lives, make permanent living arrangements and reach self-sufficiency.
The Salvation Army's Hope House and Hospitality House provide temporary housing and support services for up to 2 years for low-income men, women and women with up to 3 children. We also work closely with the Veterans Administration to provide housing to homeless veterans.
Hospitality House is a 50-bed transitional housing program for up to 29 homeless women and 21 children. The Salvation Army helps these families make the transition from homelessness to independent living, by meeting their basic needs and offering them access to the skills and services they need to regain their independence and self-sufficiency.
For up to two years, women and children may live at the Hospitality House where they are provided with three meals a day, their own semi-private room, quality donated clothing for school and job interviews, weekly counseling, skills training, self-help programs, and job placement assistance. Complimentary daycare is provided for mothers with young children.
School-aged youths living in the Hospitality House attend public school and are offered free tutoring assistance on weekday afternoons. Each child is provided with clothing, school supplies and other tools they'll need for success. Each summer, through community support, youths living in Hospitality House are given an opportunity to spend a week at Camp Keystone in north central Florida where they can swim, ride horses and enjoy other outdoor activities with new friends.
Traci Stickney, Women’s Transitional Housing Case Manager
Traci_Stickney@uss.salvationarmy.org or 813-864-2786
Hope House is a two-year, 44-bed transitional housing program for homeless men who are working to transition into productive and self-sufficient members of society. The men living in Hope House are provided with access to the same programs and services offered to families living in Hospitality House. Each resident receives three meals a day, quality donated clothing, a semi-private room, weekly counseling, skills training and job placement assistance.
Nathaniel Porter, B.A., Men's Transitional Housing Case Manager
Nathaniel_Porter@uss.salvationarmy.org or 813-221-4440 x207
Julie Shematz, M.A., Director of Social Services