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
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:
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.