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Transitional Supportive Housing Grants
Transitional Supportive Housing grantees shall provide the following services at a minimum:
Transitional Supportive Housing is safe, decent, transitional supportive housing coupled with supportive services as needed to assist domestic violence survivors and their dependent children. Housing shall be provided seven days per week, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Group Supportive Counseling is the coordination and provision of support groups to focus on thes dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. Client participation is voluntary.
Individual Supportive Counseling is one-on-one counseling that is and assists clients in resolving problems stemming from issues related to domestic and sexual violence. Client participation is voluntary.
Lifeskill Information and Education Counseling provides skill-specific services including, but not limited to, nutrition and basic meal planning, CPR and health, financial planning and budgeting, and parenting education.
Personal Advocacy is assisting clients in securing rights, remedies, and services from other agencies, intervening with other agencies/systems to ensure sensitive and effective responses, policies and procedures relative to domestic and sexual violence. Client participation is voluntary.
Support Services are voluntary services available to clients and their dependent children. Services may vary and shall be tailored to the individual need of each client and their children. Client participation is voluntary.
- Client Development Seminars teach clients parenting skills on an ongoing basis including, but not limited to, alternatives to corporal punishment and encourages a no-hit policy, age appropriate expectations, parent as a role model, choices and consequences, and display of greater parent/child affection and trust.
- Specific Assistance: Provide clients with financial resources for items such as prescriptions, transportation, security deposits, living expenses, medical appointments, security systems/modivications, utilities, household furnishings/supplies, etc., to address the specific needs of the client.
- Employment Services assist clients in gaining necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to secure employment suitable for maintaining independent living. Services shall include, but not be limited to, developing and completing resumes, interview preparation, and obtaining clothing appropriate for work environment for which they are applying.
Optional Services may include:
- Children's Services is providing child(ren) clients with activities and programming other than counseling including, but not limited to, recreational activities, assisting parents in making educational plans for their children, arts and crafts, tutoring, specific orientation to the transitional housing environment, and opportunities to participate in community activities such as 4-H, theater groups or volunteer organization.
- Criminal justice advocacy provides support, assistance and/or advocates for clients at any stage of the criminal justice process, including post-sentencing services. Work to ensure that clients have access to justice and legal entitlements, such as protection orders and work to effect changes in any institutional proactive or policy harmful to abuse victims.
- Financial assistance provides support, assistance and/or advocates for clients in accessing and utilizing community support services which may provide direct or indirect financial assistance.
- Health care provides support, assistance and/or advocates for clients in obtaining emergency and routine health care at hospitals, physicians, dentists and other health care providers.
- Housing advocacy provides support, assistance and/or advocates for clients in obtaining safe housing and/or relocating a client.
- Transportation advocacy provides and/or assists clients with transportation to and from school, appointments, court, etc.