What We Do

Compassion House operates "transitional housing" for low-income families seeking to rise out of their current or past circumstances and achieve self-sufficiency. By state law, a transitional housing facility must limit residency to two years, then the resident must move on. Our units are all 3-bedroom, so we focus on single mothers with two or more children.

     

Compassion House operates from a Christian philosophy of caring for those in need among us. While we are a faith-based organization, we do not consider spiritual beliefs, gender, age, race, education, or disabilities when working with clients.

    

In addition to low-cost housing, we provide each resident family with the support required to re-build their life, overcome past troubles and create effective life habits. Our goal is to see emotionally and economically hurting people become healthy again, moving closer to self-sufficiency before they leave in two years.  


 

 

Roadmap to Success

 

To help residents develop their skills and move along the road toward self-sufficiency, we use the following approach:

 

  • Evaluate each resident's unique situation
  • Set appropriate goals
  • Create a Personal Improvement Plan
  • Provide training in personal financial management
  • Provide confidential personal counseling
  • Provide friendly mentoring
  • Share life together
  • Help locate future housing