What Housing Options are Available through Advocates for Family Peace?
Advocates for Family Peace currently offers three housing options:
Emergency Safe Housing
Emergency Safe Housing (ESH) is available on a short term, temporary basis to meet the immediate safety needs of victims and their children fleeing intimate partner domestic violence. People staying in ESH may also receive help with essential transportation, food, clothing, child care, and medical attention. There is no charge for ESH.
Independent Transitional Housing
Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) provides affordable housing for victims and their children who are homeless as a result of fleeing intimate partner domestic violence. AFFP currently has three apartments with different floor plans and sizes. Transitional housing provides residents with a support system as well as affordable accomodations. People living in transistional housing will have the option to work closely with an advocate on planning the next steps for their lives and the lives of their children. Residents may stay in transitional housing for up to two years.
AFFP also has limited funds to provide assistance with rent, damage deposit, utilities and/or moving expenses.
Shared Transistional Housing
Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) owns a shared housing facility for victims of domestic violence and their children. Shared transitional housing is a program that offers communal living for victims and their children fleeing intimate partner domestic violence. Residents living in shared transitional housing have the option of working closely with an advocate on planning for the next steop of their lives and the lives of their children. Residents may stay in shared transistional housing for up to two years. Residents living in shared transitional housing share the household responsibilites and work together in a supportive enviorment surrounded by people with similar life circumstances.