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Transition in Place Program

History

In September 1997, New Haven Home Recovery embarked on a unique collaborative venture called the Homeless Families Transition Collaborative (HFTC) with the Connecticut Women’s Consortium; the APT Foundation Vocational Programs; and LifeHaven and Christian Community Action family shelters. 

 

Services

As part of the HFTC, New Haven Home Recovery operates the Transition in Place Program (TIPP) that provides supportive housing and subsidies for up to 24 months for those women who present both a need and willingness to participate in support services.  New Haven Home Recovery supervises a full-time Outreach Case Manager and rental subsidies through a sub-contract with the Connecticut Women’s Consortium. The Outreach Case Manager works with families who are currently homeless in obtaining stable housing.  Once an apartment has been located an inspection is conducted prior to the family moving in. Once the family has moved into their apartment, the client and Outreach Case Manager work together on an Initial Care Plan. In the Initial Care Plan, the client outlines her goals and the steps necessary in meet those goals.  The Care Plan is updated every 3-months by the client and Outreach Case Manager.   The Outreach Case Manager also assists clients in connecting to necessary services in the community such as energy assistance, childcare and/or daycare and benefits.

Eligibility

The Homeless Families Transitional Collaborative offers women and their children who are living in family shelters in New Haven the opportunity to access supportive services. 

Understanding the Need

The Transition in Place Program (TIPP) addresses the most basic need of housing for homeless families.  According to the Institute for Children & Poverty, over 1.35 million children, from 600,000 families, are homeless in America today.  During the 2009 Point in Time count for CT, 423 families were homeless and 90% of homeless families were female headed households.  It has been estimated that 42% of children in homeless families are under the age of six.  According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, homeless children are sick four times more often than other children are. They have four times as many respiratory infections, twice as many ear infections, five times more gastrointestinal problems, and are four times more likely to have asthma.  They go hungry at twice the rate of other children. They are four times more likely to show delayed development and twice as likely to have learning disabilities as non-homeless children.

Community Partners

lifeHaven

 

Funding

TIPP receives funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and through private grants.

Success Stories

Click here to read TIPP Success Stories!

 

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