Transitional Housing


The Frances Warde House


The Catherine McAuley Center operates the Frances Warde House, which is a single room occupancy facility for single, low-income women.

Purpose

To provide transitional housing for single women which is safe, decent and drug free.

Eligibility

  • Low income, single women aged 18-62
  • Able to be self-sufficient
  • Able to pay rent of $38 to $60 per week

Services

  • Linkages to Community Resources
  • Case Management

 

The Bridge Housing Program


The Catherine McAuley Center operates the Bridge Housing Program, a scattered site, residential program. The program is administered by the Department of Human Services of Lackawanna County and is funded by the Department of Public Assistance.

Purpose

To provide transitional housing for up to one year, with rental assistance and case management.

Eligibility

  • Homeless as defined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Department of Public Assistance
  • Low income as defined in the Federal Register
  • Desirous of self-sufficient living and capable of achieving it
  • Goal oriented

Services

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Assistance in Finding Safe Housing
  • Setting Measurable Goals for Each Client
  • Formulating a Written Plan for Each Client
  • Rental Assistance for up to One Year
  • Assistance in Moving, Procuring Household Furnishings, Clothing, and Personal Supplies
  • Art Therapy
  • Weekly Educational Sessions
  • Linkages to Community Services
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Assistance in Finding Employment and Job Training
  • All services are provided free of charge.

Transitional Housing for Homeless Families (Lackawanna County)


The Catherine McAuley Center operates a ten unit scattered site transitional housing program for homeless women with or without children. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is part of Lackawanna County’s Continuum of Care for homeless women and children. Homeless women and children coming from the Center's Emergency Shelter or the Women's Resource Center Shelter receive rental assistance and supportive services while residing in scattered site apartments. At the conclusion of their program they may remain in their apartments.

Purpose

To enable homeless women of limited income to obtain safe, decent, affordable housing. The program is designed to offer supportive services and rental assistance to homeless women in order to enhance their freedom, independence and self-sufficiency. Clients retain privacy in their own residence and in neighborhoods of their choice and may remain in the residence upon completion of the one-year program.

Eligibility

Homeless women residing in the Catherine McAuley Center’s Emergency Shelter, Scranton, Pennsylvania or the Women’s Resource Center’s Emergency Shelter in Scranton are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to be goal oriented.

Services

  • Case Management
  • Assistance in Acquiring Safe Housing
  • Rental Assistance/Utilities (12 months)
  • Life Skills Training/Goal Setting
  • Furniture & Household Items
  • Emergency Food & Clothing
  • Art Therapy
  • Counseling & Legal Services
  • Assistance with Job Training and/or Education
  • Linkage to Community Agencies
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • All services are provided free of charge.

Transitional Housing for Women Leaving Prison


The Catherine McAuley Center, in partnership with other agencies, operates a transitional housing program for wmen leaving prison. Women must meet eligibility requirements and actively participate in life improving skills..

Purpose

To identify women from the Lackawanna County Prison who might effectively use this opportunity to change the direction of their lives; to offer them alternative housing options and support services for up to one year.

Eligibility

  • Involvement in the Life Skill/Parenting classes, meetings, or other group activity in the prison on a consistent basis. Expressed desire to make life changes and willingness to work with assigned caseworker and art therapist.
  • Evaluation/assessment by a drug and alcohol counselor
  • Personal recovery plan
  • Willingness to go to drug/alcohol rehab, if necessary
  • Positive evaluation from prison personnel, Art Therapist, and Drug & Alcohol Counselor
  • Potential to be employed or in volunteer service

Services

  • Group Sessions in Pre-Release Phase
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Assistance in Finding Safe Housing
  • Setting Measurable Goals with Each Client
  • Assistance in Finding Employment/Job Training
  • Rental Assistance up to One Year
  • Assistance in Moving, Procuring Furniture & Personal Supplies
  • Art Therapy
  • Linkages to Community Services
  • Assistance in Being Reunited with Children
  • Recreational Activities
  • Empowered to Sustain Independent Living
  • All services are provided free of charge.