“I’m just so very grateful for my life changing stay at LifeHouse. All of our chats & jesting’s were awesome. Your support meant the world to me. You taught me how to live a responsible, meaningful life. I’m actually very happy.”
What LifeHouse Offers
Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide a home-like, safe and supportive communal living environment for up to 8 women and children. Our length of stay is generally short-term; however, we work with each client on a case-by-case basis to determine their needs.
LifeHouse is committed to ensuring that their clients have access to safe, secure, inclusive and supportive shelter and transitional housing. LifeHouse endeavors to Empower women to find their inner strength, and recognize their self-worth and inherent power by accessing existing resources and supports in times of difficulty and transition.
Our engaging staff provide one on one support by:
- Providing shelter
- Comprehensive case management
- Assisting with a search for permanent, safe, affordable housing
- Accompanying women to appointments, providing transportation, childcare, and support.
- Navigating women through the various systems such as employment assistance, financial services, career development, and other resources.
- Advocating for women to obtain needed resources such as childcare, training allowances, health services, legal aid, etc.
- Troubleshooting barriers and challenges that exist for marginalized women such as helping them to fill out application forms, obtaining proper documents and budgeting.
- Assisting women by supporting them through critical times in the process of making major changes in her life by having regular meetings or telephone conversations.
Staff are available to give support and safety plans throughout the duration of clients stay. Staff have knowledge and information regarding housing programs, victim services, financial services, transportation, addiction, mental health, and medical services.
LifeHouse will also provide access to a variety of enrichment activities. In the short time the emergency shelter has been open residents have joined cooking classes, painting, and creative writing. Some participants will garden, knit or sew. These types of activities are important in offering alternative pathways to healing.