The Transitional Housing Program at CAPSA began in 2005 with grant funding from the Violence Against Women (VAWA) Office in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the program is to provide safe housing and supportive services for individuals and their accompanying children who are fleeing domestic or sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking. The program focuses on a holistic approach with a wide range of flexible and optimal services that reflect the differences and individual needs of participants to choose the course of action that is best for them.
Some people who have experienced domestic violence may not have education or skills to obtain employment that will enable them to live safely and thrive in the community. Because of this, survivors who leave the shelter sometimes find themselves in "survival mode", working at minimum wage jobs and struggling to meet daily financial burdens of rent, food, and basic necessities. With assistance through the Transitional Housing Program, these individuals are able to set goals, such as saving money for a down payment on a home, or obtaining an education, with the long-term goal of obtaining permanent, safe housing that will enable them to remove themselves and/or their family from the "survival mode" way of life.
We are currently working on a project to build housing units (both single family homes and multi-family units in Logan and in Hyrum) where families can live as they progress through the Transitional Housing Program. These units will allow CAPSA to have a sustainable program that can continue even if federal funding does not. The first phase of the project is underway now, with the long-term goal of having nine initial housing units ready within three years. For more information about how you can help CAPSA raise money for these units, please click here.