Transitional Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence
“I am so grateful to have you guys here and helping me with all this. All I want is to have my own business someday and I know this is a part of the process . . . it’s just one of the steps I’ve got to take.” —Transitions Services participant
National research affirms that a lack of affordable housing is a main reason why victims do not leave an abusive partner or feel they have no choice but to return to a violent relationship, even if they initially flee.
In Oregon, 48 percent of domestic violence victims remain in an abusive relationship because they don’t have a safe, affordable place to live. Transitional housing is a crucial step towards ending homelessness, and our array of client-driven support service choices makes the real difference in the likelihood of a domestic violence survivor sustaining independent housing success.
Transitions Services provides housing and support for 20 families at a time for up to two years. This program is designed to meet the needs of survivors who are not in immediate danger and are feeling stable enough to begin rebuilding their lives. Participants are able to start over in these programs—their own apartment, the chance to tackle longer-term goals, and the opportunity to re-establish roots and consistency for kids who have experienced a range of traumas.
For more information on Transitions Services call 503.595.9591 ex. 309
My name is Marina. I was in an abusive relationship for 12 years, and married six of those. I experienced abuse at every level, which started after being in the relationship one year. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked is, “Why did you stay so long?”
I was relieved to learn that it takes an average of five to eight attempts to get out of an abusive relationship—my experience was... Read More »
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