The transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence has two primary locations - Warren, PA and Youngsville, PA. Combined, there are a total of 8 apartments which, at maximum capacity, could house a total of 24 people split between 8 households. All of our units are fully furnished and located within safe, secure neighborhoods within walking distance to central business districts and local bus routes.
Who is eligible?Apartments are available to women and children rendered homeless due to domestic violence and referred to the Warren-Forest EOC by A Safe Place. Residents must be within 0-50% of the area median income and meet Section 8 requirements. Note, residency is limited for up to 2 years (24 months).
What we do:While living in transitional housing, clients are provided case management services coordinated by the EOC and in collaboration with A Safe Place. A designated caseworker will be assigned to each client. Once an individual service plan is in place it will be their responsibility to perform outreach, assist with linkages to appropriate services, and aid in transitioning residents to a permanent housing solution.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, one of the leading causes in homelessness among women and children is domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence have often been isolated making it difficult for them to break free of an abusive relationship. Other barriers such as a limited credit history, a lack of affordable housing options, and employment history compound the difficulty of leaving the abuser.
Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council
1209 Pennsylvania Ave., West | Warren, PA 16365 | 814-726-2400