Transitional Living Programs

Understanding Unstable Housing

Understanding Unstable Housing

Unstable housing can refer to a variety of conditions in which people are unable to access adequate and safe housing. Examples include living in overcrowded homes, sleeping outside or in cars, staying in shelters, or living in substandard places with inadequate amenities such as plumbing, heat, or electricity. Living arrangements like these can put people at greater risk of health problems and violence due to instability and constant change.

These effects include poor physical health due to lack of access to medical care; mental health issues due to the stress associated with constantly changing environments; decreased educational achievement; financial insecurity due to decreased job opportunities; increased risk of substance abuse; and higher susceptibility to violence as a result of frequent moves between locations.

What Can Be Done About Unstable Housing?

What is the role of transitional living programs to help people who are unstably housed? Transitional living programs are designed to help individuals that are homeless make a successful transition into stable housing and being able to support themselves through better job opportunities. These programs provide various support services such as case management, housing assistance, and life skills training and can help give resources and support needed to live an independent and self-sufficient life.

Transitional programs play an important role in the community through mutual support from volunteers and donors for the most vulnerable segment of our society.

WFC’s Robyn’s House and WYSH House

Through Robyn’s House and WYSH House, Women & Families Center is empowering the community and educating individuals to recognize that homelessness can manifest itself in different ways. And if the individual can get a better living environment before they end up on the streets that is helps the community overall as well as the individual.

Robyn’s House and WYSH House of WFC are committed to providing individuals with the resources they need, including but not limited to: basic essentials, mental health services, transportation aid, accommodation options, utility payment assistance, employment advice and information on job prospects. The extensive selection of offerings consists of counselling sessions, outreach programs as well as instructional materials. The program also provides temporary housing for teenagers in emergency situations and transitional dwelling facilities for young adults alongside case managers or other external help sources.

If you would like to donate to keep this important program running, you can click here to donate directly or contact the Project REACH office at 203-235-9297 or please call 211 for immediate shelter needs.