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Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Supportive Housing Program is a program funded by both the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Office on Violence against Women. The program services victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking in the tri-county area. Transitional supportive housing provides stable and safe housing and supportive services to survivors and their children for up to 24 months. We aim to assist survivors with their personal, economic and housing goals by offering financial assistance to secure and maintain stable and safe housing, and time to heal. We offer advocacy, emotional support, referrals for practical resources such as personal and household items, and assistance gaining economic stability through education, employment and/or applying for public assistance. We provide a variety of resources and support depending on each survivor's situation and goals. 

Program Goals 

Obtaining safe housing  

  • Increasing/maintaining income, obtaining employment, & developing budgeting skills  
  • Acquiring independent living skills that support housing stability 

Program Services 

Financial assistance for rent, security deposits, utilities, for up to 24 months  

  • Advocacy and emotional support, including individual and group counseling for you and your children  
  • Safety planning for your home  
  • Life Skills education and support including but not limited to education, employment, budgeting, finances, time management, health, parenting, etc.  
  • Vocational and employment assistance and referrals  
  • Assistance finding and maintaining safe, affordable, permanent housing  
  • Referrals to community resources and services  
  • Follow-up services and referrals to other ACCESS programs and community resources upon exiting transitional supportive housing 


Eligibility Criteria 

A survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking  

  • Eighteen years old or (legally) emancipated minor.  
  • Homeless or in need of housing due to fleeing a domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking situation without sufficient housing alternatives available  
  • TANF eligible (for duration of the program)  
  • Has at least one dependent residing with client at least 50% of the time and/or is pregnant 


Nagham Dabaja, Behavioral Health Coordinator