Transitional Housing Chapter from the 2016 Biennial Report to Congress
Read about program accomplishments from July 2013 - June 2015 and hear from grantees in their own words.
Prior to receiving this grant, victims of domestic violence in Steele County were forced to endure a series of intolerable situations. They lived with relatives in crowded and often unsafe housing units. They moved to a poorer region with fewer options. In many cases, they continued to live with their abusers. The Transitional Housing grant funding has allowed us to provide victims and their children with the housing that they need. As a result, they have been able to live independently, and to become self-sufficient. They have transformed their lives, by setting and achieving goals in employment, education,
budgeting, savings, and permanent housing. In addition, they have set goals for their families, which has given them hope for their futures. They have modeled for their children what it means to live in safety, security, and dignity.