At The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command Center of Hope, we offer long-term transitional housing programs and life skills to help people move from a state of crisis, to independence and happier lives. Our multi-faceted programs serve families, single women and single men.
Monique stayed at the Center of Hope, her son was able to attend camp while she met the goals in her case plan – and obtained a job and attended counseling and budgeting classes.
“The Salvation Army has given me a leg to stand on to accomplish what I need for myself, my son and our futures,” Monique said.
Transitional Housing for Families & Single Women:
Provides safe, transitional 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 85% of homeless families enrolled in the program will maintain a permanent source of income and move into permanent housing. On the average, 80% of single women enrolled in the program maintain a permanent source of income and move to permanent housing.
Our programs attempt to keep families connected, housing entire families with single moms, single dads, husbands and wives, and, we are one of the few programs pleased to house teenage boys.
Program services offered include:
- Life skills learning classes, including GED tutored training, job readiness and search assistance, financial literacy, through a collaboration with the Financial Empowerment Center.
- Individualized, plan-based, intensive case management.
- On site counseling in collaboration with CODA, AA, NA 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 one year, though typically transitions between 6 to 8 months. Participants are highly motivated individuals who are homeless, and have been drug and alcohol-free for at least 30 days. All residents must obtain 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 about these programs and how to apply for transitional housing, contact:
April Calvin, Program Director Transitional Housing
(615) 242-0411 x111
Rocenta Woods, Lead Case Manager
(615) 242-0411 x106
Derrick Venzen, Men’s Case Manager
(615) 242-0411 x137