Transitional & Supportive Housing

Rights Of Passage- Transitional Living Program

Our Rights of Passage (ROP) transitional living program gives motivated homeless young people the chance to learn what it’s really like to live on their own – and how to do it successfully. ROP offers a transitional living model to young people and their children. The 2 years that young people spend in the program is considered a stepping stone to more independent living.

While at ROP, youth have access to services that include:

  • Case Management
  • Employment, education and vocational advising
  • Identification of individual goals and assistance with identifying plans for attainment
  • Job readiness skills and employment retention
  • Group and individual Independent living skills workshops ( i.e. paying rent, cooking, cleaning, credit rebuilding, etc… )
  • Financial Literacy and budget management
  • Coordination and referrals to community service providers
  • Assistance with identifying, securing and moving into permanent housing options
  • After-care to ensure stability and continued pursuit of goals

To be accepted into the ROP program, young people must:

  • Identify as a single or parenting homeless head of household between the ages of 18-24 years old
  • Be employed full or part-time or receiving a monetary stipend from an education and/or job training program for a minimum of 30 days
  • Be referred to ROP by Safe Haven, Covenant House Washington’s immediate housing center
  • Provide a negative toxicology report conducted at the time of the ROP interview
  • If you have a history of substance abuse, youth must have a minimum of 60 documented days of substance-free toxicology reports as well as documentation of ongoing participation in a program of recovery
  • If you have a history of mental health issues, youth must provide documentation of 30 days of consistent treatment compliance and be willing to continue active, ongoing participation in their treatment plans.

Youth applying for ROP do not need to be involved in the CHW Career Pathways Program.

To learn more about Covenant House Washington’s Rights of Passage Program intake criteria, please contact Britt Mobley, Coordinator of Transitional Living at bmobley@chdc.org.

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Supportive Housing Program

Our Supportive Housing Program (SHP) is a 13 unit apartment-based program which provides housing and support services for seven (7) families and six (6) single, homeless young people who have extraordinary circumstances such as mental health issues, positive HIV/AIDS diagnosis, exposure to domestic violence, substance abuse issues and other documented special needs.

SHP helps provide the increased stability and structure that is required for young people to stabilize their lives and achieve their dreams.  It continues to fulfill a significant need within the community by providing youth with access to housing so that they are able to focus more clearly on solving the problems that have led to their homelessness.  The goal for each youth is to transition out of SHP and into a stable living environment within 5 years. Covenant House Washington is dedicated to providing supportive housing to young people in an effort to break the cycle of poverty, so homeless youth do not become homeless adults.

Young people who participate in our SHP have access to services that include:

  • Skill and education assessments
  • Employment and educational assistance
  • Individual planning and goal-setting
  • Vocational assistance on topics such as interviewing, proper dress for the workplace, job retention, and employer/employee interactions
  • Job readiness skills and employment support
  • Independent living skills workshops on topics like paying rent, maintaining a checking account, and setting short- and long-term goals
  • Financial development and budget management
  • Coordination and referral to community providers
  • Full-service child development center
  • After-care to ensure stability and continued pursuit of goals

To be accepted into the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), young people must:

  • Be homeless single or parenting youth
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 24
  • Maintain a steady income
  • Maintain contact with assigned CHW caseworker and personal therapist.
  • Enroll in Covenant House Washington’s employment and educational assistance programs
  • Have a documented special need

To learn more about Covenant House Washington’s Supportive Housing Program intake criteria, please contact Britt Mobley, Coordinator of Transitional Living at bmobley@chdc.org.

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