Transitional Living Center (TLC) is dedicated to helping homeless women with children create stability in their lives. TLC is a transitional housing program in which participating families may live for up to twenty-four months. We have one, two and three bedroom apartments. In 2017, 20 families with 54 children were served at TLC.
Women eligible for housing are homeless and have children with them or be reuniting with them soon. To be referred to the program, a woman must complete an assessment through the Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment (HFCA). To complete the assessment, please call Catholic Charities at (509)325-5005.
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. Emergency Shelters in the area that may be able to help are St. Margaret's (509)358-4250 and UGM Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter (509)535-0486 if you need housing before you are referred from the Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment. Other housing programs that might help are NAOMI in Spokane Valley at (509)926-6492 or Family Promise at (509)747-5487.
If you have further questions, you may call the Transitional Living Center at (509)325-2959.
"Our first place to live together as a family."
In order to qualify for services, a family must be homeless, meaning living on the streets, in a car, in a shelter, in other transitional housing, have a current eviction notice, or fleeing domestic violence. Each family must be motivated to create change in their life and willing to make a commitment towards addressing the issues that resulted in their homelessness. TLC works with the family as a whole and provides a safe environment in which the family may heal, grow and stabilize.