Wednesday November 26, 2014
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Bridge Housing

Laurel House operates two transitional housing programs. Nehemiah’s Way is based out of the North Wales area while the Bridge Housing program is centered in the Norristown area.

This program provides a “Bridge” between the shelter and independent community living. The goal of the program is to enable families to be more self-sufficient and to help reduce the risk of having these families return to a domestic violence situation.

Participants in this program can stay for up to two years at one of seven scattered houses/apartments.  During their time in the transitional housing program residents receive:

  •  weekly case management
  •  group counseling
  •  life skills training
  •  emergency financial assistance
  •  children’s services
  •  connections to community resources

One woman’s story of hope:

I called Laurel House one morning after my husband was hurting me. I was afraid for my 3 year-old son and my unborn child. I heard about Laurel House from a friend of mine. I called the hotline and was so glad when they said they had space for me. When I got there I felt safe, but still very scared about what would happen next because I was pregnant and due in less then 2 weeks. During my stay at the shelter I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. My counselor, Michelle, assisted me in applying for housing. I was accepted into a transitional Housing program where I will be able to continue to get the support for myself and my family.

–Latisha

 

 

 
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