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SAFE Haven SAFE Passage Transitional Living Program (TLP)
Melissa Robinson, Program Coordinator
The SAFE Passage Transitional Living Program is a community-based program for homeless youth, ages 18 to 21, who are in need of housing, and educational, emotional, and fiscal support. SAFE Passage provides safe housing, food and clothing, confidential case management and aftercare services, as well as instruction in independent living skills, all at no cost to homeless youth.
The Program's educational component is designed to aid youth in making a smooth transition into a stable independent living situation. Education is provided in, but not limited to, the following areas: interpersonal skills; personal appearance and awareness; educational planning; job seeking and maintenance skills, including resume and cover letter writing; money management, budgeting and consumer awareness; housing; housekeeping, including household and time management; healthy food preparation and storage; health, including STD/HIV prevention; positive parenting and pregnancy prevention (as appropriate); domestic violence; emergency and safety skills; community resources; legal skills; and transportation.
The anticipated benefits of the program are far-reaching. Participants will begin to change some negative attitudes and behaviors, to place a higher value on the family, and accordingly, to promote responsible independent living, which includes positive parenting and family-oriented behaviors. Specifically, it is anticipated that implementation of services shall result in clients placing a higher value on stable and nurturing home environments, healthy child development, and prompt and appropriate resolution of crises.
The Application Process is as follows: All referrals shall require an in-depth, face-to-face assessment before a decision can be made regarding the appropriateness of a person for receipt of services. At this time the client will be provided with an Initial Application form and a Criminal Background Check (CBC) Information Disclosure form. After the CBC has been run and the application processed, the staff will determine whether or not the youth is appropriate for admission. If it is decided that the applicant is appropriate, the youth will be contacted and a formal intake will be scheduled.
In general, the Transitional Living Program shall not accept for admission those persons who have a current presentation of, or within the past 12 months have a history of:
- aggressiveness or violence (e.g., assault or battery);
- severe or chronic mental illness;
- suicidal intentions, gestures or acts;
- serious criminal charges not resolved by court action;
- placement pending in another agency or home;
- severe or chronic alcohol or other drug addiction, and
- being on probation or parole
Exceptions to these guidelines may be possible, given individual circumstances. Exceptions may be approved only after consultation with the Program Coordinator. For siblings and friends in crisis, housing can be offered provided all other admission criteria have been satisfied and with prior approval of the Program Coordinator.
Consumer Notice from Wisconsin ServicePoint WISCONSIN Homeless Management Information System
This program receives funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce to provide services for homeless and near homeless individuals and their families. A requirement of this funding is that this agency participates in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency. This requirement was enacted in order to get a more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need for different services.
We only collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practice is available to all consumers upon request.
Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in the network unless you request that your information remain confidential and be only available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. Please talk to a case manager or intake worker about keeping your records closed if you are interested.
Public Notice (Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 146) / Effective August 30, 2004
This program is funded in part by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Racine County United Way.
For a look at the most recent monthly program report for the SAFE Passage Transitional Living Program.
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SAFE Passage Transitional Living Program is located at:
1600 West Sixth Street -MAP
Racine WI 53404
SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc.
1030 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
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