OVW Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing - A Project of Harbor House

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) provides safe and affordable housing, along with supportive services to survivors and their dependent children who have recently experienced:

  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Dating violence

We assist with helping survivors reach personal, economic and housing goals through provisions of financial assistance and case management during a time of healing and recovery.

We offer advocacy, emotional support and referrals for resources such as furnishings for the home, help in moving towards educational or employment stability and applying for government and charitable assistance programs.

We are here to walk beside you through development of a personal service plan that works for you. You are the expert in your life and the lives of your children.

OVW Services Include:

Personal Advocacy and Case Management Support

  • Determination of eligibility and application assistance for permanent housing programs
  • Household budgeting assistance
  • Access to community medical care, mental health and legal services
  • Referrals to additional social service community agencies

Housing Advocacy

  • Assessing your housing needs
  • Understanding your responsibilities while living in transitional housing
  • Limited financial assistance with rent and utilities.
  • Help in removing barriers to move onto permanent affordable and safe housing.

Safety planning and provision of safety devices for your home.

Vocational Assistance

  • What is your current employment status?
  • Would more education benefit you?
  • Would a different job be a greater benefit to you?
  • Is where you work still a safe place for you?

Transitional Housing services are available up to 24 months and are based on individual goals and needs.

This project is supported by Grand No. 2015-WH-AX-0005 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibit/ are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.