If you’re between the ages of 18 and 22, and you don’t have a safe place to live, our Transitional Living Program can help you make a home of your own. We know that succeeding on your own is about much more than finding a place to lay your head at night. Our program can help you develop the skills and the confidence you need to live the happy and productive life you want and deserve.
What you can expect from the Transitional Living Program:
- A safe, furnished place to stay for 12 to 18 months while you work on independent living skills like budgeting and cooking
- Counseling to help with your educational and employment goals
- Support for mental and emotional challenges
- Parenting support, if you have children of your own
- Help finding permanent housing after you’ve completed the program
Our Transitional Living apartments provide what you need to get started.
Huck House maintains 40 fully furnished apartments where young people and their children can live during our 18-month Transitional Living Program. All of our apartments are in the same complex, and our staff is on site regularly, so you can have easy access to support when you need it.
You get much more than a safe place to live.
The Transitional living Program is all about building the skills you need for a better future. Our staff works with you on things like how to make a budget, how to grocery shop and cook healthy meals, and how to keep your home clean and safe. We provide counseling for working through any emotional difficulties and challenges you may face. We can also help you work toward your employment and educational goals, and you are expected to attend school and/or maintain a job while you’re in the program. At the end of the program, you will have a solid foundation for building the kind of life you want and for succeeding on your own.
We can help with your parenting needs.
Many of the young people in our program have children of their own. We help you build skills for caring for and enjoying your children, and our program provides resources, including an onsite playroom, where your children can have fun learning and playing. While you’re building your own future, you can build a better future for your kids, too.
We’re different than a group home.
In the TLP program, our focus is on helping you live independently. Our staff is always there for you to provide counseling and support and to work with you on skills. But we’re a lot more hands off than a group home program. We’ll work with you on a schedule that meets your needs, and you won’t be expected to report all your comings and goings to our staff. You’re also allowed to have visitors and even overnight guests in your apartment, as long as you get an overnight pass from your team. While we do have a midnight curfew, but you can earn an extended curfew pass up to a few times each month.
We can’t accept pets.
Sorry. No pets are allowed in our Transitional Living Program apartments.
Give us a call for more information.
For more information about the Transitional Living Program, call us at (614) 294-8097. Our program does have a waiting list.
Domestic Violence Project: A new lease on life for young victims
In October 2015, Huck House began offering a special Transitional Living Program specifically for victims of domestic violence. Ten of our TLP apartments are dedicated to people who have experienced domestic violence. These apartments are in a secure, alarmed building that is staffed around the clock by workers trained in safety planning and victim services. The primary goal is to give young victims of violence a safe and supportive place to stay—a place where they can sleep through the night, sometimes for the first time in years.
In addition to the regular TLP services, young people participating in the Domestic Violence Project receive additional support for dealing with the trauma they’ve experienced. We work them to establish boundaries and to leverage the legal system to help ensure their wellbeing and the wellbeing of their children. We help them learn to feel safe living their lives during the day, and closing their eyes at night.
The Domestic Violence Project is made possible by a grant from the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Huck House receives referrals from CHOICES, Central Ohio’s only domestic violence shelter. We will also accept referrals from the Center for Family Safety and Healing and the Salvation Army Human Trafficking Program.