Housing Transitions provides not just a place to stay, but a way to a better place for over 2000 Centre County residents each year. From something as simple as referring to a list of available housing while guiding clients to learn what they can afford, to more complicated cases where people change their lives or get back on their feet after facing a housing crisis, Housing Transitions is there each step of the way, with guidance and hope.
Housing Transitions works with local and county government in both identifying needs and creating solutions that provide an efficient and outcome-based response to housing challenges. Our extensive network of community partners adds significant value to the services offered and strengthens the community as a whole. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, Housing Transitions provided housing-related services to 1,172 families (2,041 individuals). In total, Housing Transitions provides nearly 7,000 nights of service at Centre House and in transitional housing and permanent supportive housing apartments each year.
Our Centre House shelter program provides the first step for those experiencing homeless with a safe, secure environment 24/7 for women, men, and children with their parent(s) or guardian, while setting goals and working toward a more sustainable and permanent living situation. Typically, 70-100 individuals stay at the shelter for the length of time needed in a given year.
Housing Case Management can also provide guidance as a first step for individuals and families who are not sure where to start when there is an impending housing change.
Transitional Housing programs provide on going support and case management for clients ready for the next step. The programs provide continuing access to resources and help build for a better future.
Each client case is unique and needs are individual. We provide support each step of the way, on a case by case basis. Additional programs include:
Adult Services Case Management which serves 60-100 people a year who would otherwise be unable to stay in their homes due to disability, illness, or other complications caring for themselves in their current living situation.
The First-Time Home Buyers program that provides an opportunity for people who have always dreamed of owning a home to make the stability and promising future of home ownership a reality.
Our Emergency Food Pantry provides emergency food supplies for the weekend or until the food bank opens again for Centre County residents in need.
With the right support, many of our clients have overcome immeasurable obstacles and found not only stable ground and a better place to live, but a better life.