Transitional Housing

  • “The Salvation Army has given me a leg to stand on to accomplish what I need to for myself, my son and our futures,” expressed Monique. During her stay at the Center of Hope, Monique’s son was able to attend camp while she obtained a job, took budgeting classes and attended counseling.

    At The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command Center of Hope, we offer long-term transitional housing programs and life skills to help people become independent and lead happier lives.

    Transitional Housing for Families & Single Women:

    Provides safe, affordable housing and social work case management for families and single women who are homeless, in transition, training programs or treatment and recovery, or who are victims of abuse and neglect. The goal of the program is to assist homeless families and single women in gaining the employment and personal skills necessary to achieve financial and personal stability and move to permanent housing. Based on our track record, approximately 65% of homeless families enrolled in the program will maintain a permanent source of income and move into permanent housing. Eighty percent of single women enrolled in the program will maintain a permanent source of income and move to permanent housing.

    Program services include:

    1. Life skills learning classes, including GED tutored training, job readiness and search assistance, financial literacy (including Dave Ramsey training)
    2. Individualized, plan-based case management and more!

    Each resident or family in the program has their own living quarters (apartment) and access to our shared family and women’s lounges.

    Transitional Housing for Single Men:

    On June 18th, 2012, we revived a new long-term transitional housing program specifically for men. Each resident has their own living space for up to two years, though typically transitions between 6 to 8 months. Participants are highly motivated individuals who are tired of being homeless, and have been drug and alcohol-free for at least 30 days. All residents must have a job within their first two weeks, and are assigned to a case manager to assist them with job readiness, money management, and other classes (such as GED completion) through our Life Skills Learning Center. Rent is paid on a sliding scale, according to ability to pay. By evolving from a shelter into a long-term transitional housing program, we expect a higher rate of long-term success for participants to live independent and satisfying lives.

    For information on how to apply for transitional housing:
    April Calvin, Program Director Transitional Housing
    (615) 242-0411 x111
    Rocenta Woods, Lead Case Manger
    (615) 242-0411 x106

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