If you’re between the ages of 17 and 21, 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.
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.