Transformational Housing

Our Transformational Housing Program is tailored for men, women, and families. This is a program that has specialized case management services, and built-in peer support. Clients in this program are encouraged to stay for 9-12 months.

This program has partnerships with the following community organizations: Corvallis School District, Benton County Mental Health, Samaritan Hospital, CSC, CARDV, Old Mill Center, Jackson Street Youth Shelter and the OSU- Linus Pauling Nutritional Program. Residents in this program are able to utilize our laundry facilities and food pantry,  they have the space and resources to cook nutritious meals, and they are encouraged to participate in transitional housing classes, art classes, and homework assistance groups.

This is a program that has weekly meetings to promote solidarity, identify goals, and develop problem solving skills. The primary focus of this program is to provide structure, to set reachable goals for permanent housing and financial stability, and build positive supports in the community for children, families and individuals to grow, with a high importance on self-sufficiency and independence. The goal is to be able to gain an income, acquire permanent housing, and to be able to utilize positive coping skills.

Clients Receive:
• Food
• Laundry facilities
• Phone, message, and mail services
• Personal hygiene products
• Cleaning supplies
• Support and respect
• Case management to help set goals and create action plans
• Access to counseling, domestic violence services, abuse intervention workshops, alcohol & drug treatment
• Information and referral to other community services
• Help with money management and personal budgeting
• Help with job searches
• Help in getting permanent housing
• Nature-based childcare
• Parenting skills training

Questions & Answers

Who does this program serve?
Families must be homeless; head or household must be at least age 18 or emancipated.  Clients must not be intoxicated, abusive, or violent.

What is shelter like?
The Family Shelter consists of 11 units, with sleeping space for up to 4 people per unit and private bathrooms. Connecting doors can be opened between adjoining bedroom units to provide space for larger families.

Cooking and dining areas are community focused. The design allows for each family to prepare meals in their own kitchen area, yet the area is open to other family kitchens, encouraging social interaction.

The family community room provides areas for quieter moments allowing parents and older children to study, read, socialize, or just find some peace. The children’s playroom is adjacent to the family community room, and is fully visible through a glass wall separating the two.