The Salvation Army's Transitional Housing program is a true example of community collaboration in meeting human needs. The Salvation Army works with the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing (EPH), an interfaith group which purchases and maintains several homes in the area. They provide 20 fully furnished apartments for family transitional housing in eleven buildings, known as the Isaiah, Luke, Ruth, James, Matthew, Martha, Mary of Nazareth, St. Thomas, Barnabas, St Paul and Jubilee homes. Services to the homes are provided by members of EPH, while The Salvation Army provides intense and holistic case management to the families living in the homes.
Our purpose is to assure safe and supportive housing, while increasing opportunities for homeless families to achieve goals that empower them to become self-sufficient and enable them to secure permanent housing.
Check out this video created about EPH and the Transitional Housing Program or read this success story!
Transitional Housing Guidelines:
Families are referred to this program from the community's coordinated entry system. Families can attend a Housing Resource event the fourth Thursday of the month, at Central Church, 831 Schoen St., from noon to 2:00 p.m.,or can be screened for housing need by a case manager at any housing agency. Each family is assessed for placement and the following are some guidelines taken into consideration.
- Housing units are for families or single parent(s) with children. Parents/Guardians must have legal custody and documented 50/50 placement of the children residing with them.
- Prior criminal history may affect placement as our units are multi-family.
- If a family has lived outside of Wisconsin, the family must submit a criminal background check from any state in which they had prior residency.
- Individuals with substance abuse history may need to participate in AODA therapy.
Transitional housing participants work with their case manager to establish a personal strength based goal plan to include emphasis in the following areas:
- Financial/Debt reduction
- Health and Medical
- Housing Options
- Educational and/or Vocational Attainment
- Personal/Emotional Goals
Educational components of the program include:
- Rent Smart
- Nutrition Classes
- Assertive Constructive Tactics (ACT)
- Budget Counseling
If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, please contact our Transitional Housing Coordinator at (920) 593-2370.
Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System
This Agency receives funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Housing to provide services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In order to receive this funding, this agency must participate in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency to get a more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need to provide different services.
We only collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practices is available to all consumers upon request.
Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in HMIS, unless you request that your information remain closed (confidential). Keeping your information closed means that your information will only be available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. If you are interested in keeping your records closed, please talk to a case manager or intake worker.
Public Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 69, No. 146)
Effective August 30, 2004