Young women with children are especially at risk of entering homelessness as they face the challenges of juggling employment, child care, and living expenses. Often they lack the education, support, and mentoring they need to overcome the adversities they face. When they become homeless, these families need more than a roof over their head; they need a support system to build upon.
That is why The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command offers a transitional housing program for young mothers with children to help them break free from chronic homelessness and unemployment. The Turning Point Center for Women and Children is helping these women find stability through shelter, self-sufficiency through life skills training and, most of all; personal transformation by assisting them in overcoming the challenges in their lives and turn their lives right side up.
Mothers living in one of our 26 apartments can achieve this with the assistance of our staff who offer a range of services to prepare them for independent living that include: case management with the development of a Family Action Plan; Independent Living Skills training Out of Poverty curriculum instruction; individual and group counseling; and required participation in employment, job training, or education programs.