Miryam’s House is a transitional housing program for homeless women without children. Women eligible for housing are homeless. To be referred to the program, a woman must complete the Singles Homeless Coordinated Assessment (SHCA) or be referred by the Women’s Hearth. To complete the assessment, please call SNAP at (509)744-3370.
The Coordinated Assessment is based on need and prioritizes women fleeing domestic violence and those exiting a substance abuse or psychiatric treatment program. If you are fleeing domestic violence, call the YWCA Domestic Violence 24-Hour Helpline at (509)326-2255. The SHCA may also refer you to other programs. The assessment does not guarantee placement at Miryam’s House. There is a significant wait for housing. There is not a waiting list, prioritization for housing is based on need.
Emergency Shelters in the area that may be able to help are Hope House (509)455-2886 and UGM Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter (509)535-0486 if you need housing before you are referred from the Singles Homeless Coordinated Assessment. If you have further questions, you may call Miryam’s House at (509)795-8402.
Miryam's House offers a supportive, nurturing environment for women recovering from crises related to homelessness, abuse, addiction and displacement. Housing is offered for one year with a focus on promoting permanent changes through healing, learning, and growth toward self-sufficiency and financial stability. During 2017, 22 women were served and 9 women obtained housing at Miryam's House.
The philosophy of care at Miryam's emphasizes an empowerment model of personal responsibility for individual growth along with community (residents) and staff support. Miryam's House has 9 individual rooms and an efficiency apartment offering a permanent housing "next step."
The primary components of the residential program at Miryam's House are:
Miryam's House provides ongoing support for residents through an aftercare program referred to as the Alumnae Program. This program is open to women who are unsuccessful in our program, as well as those who depart successfully, to help maintain or achieve stability.
The alumnae program includes: