Miryam's House

Our Process

Transitional housing is available through Miryam’s House, where nine women experiencing homelessness are encouraged down the path to recovery and stability through case management and life-skills education. Life at Miryam’s House includes wrap-around supportive services, one-on-one case management, life-skills education, and continuing support for residents through an Alumnae Program. Women eligible for housing are homeless. 

To be referred to the program, a woman must complete the Singles Homeless Coordinated Assessment (SHCA) by calling SNAP at (509) 456-7627. The Coordinated Assessment is based on need and prioritizes women fleeing domestic violence and those exiting a substance abuse or psychiatric treatment program. 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, but there is not a waiting list, as prioritization for housing is based on need.

Resident Services

If you are fleeing domestic violence, call the YWCA Domestic Violence 24-Hour Helpline at (509) 326-2255. 

During 2020, 22 women were served, with 5 women obtaining employment, and 4 women obtaining permanent housing while living at Miryam’s House. Miryam’s House offers a supportive, nurturing environment for women recovering from crises related to homelessness, abuse, addiction and displacement. Housing is covered for one year  while residents focus on promoting permanent changes–healing, learning, and growing toward self-sufficiency and financial stability.

Growing and Healing

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:

  • One-on-one case management
  • 24-hour access to professional, caring staff
  • Counseling
  • Life/social skills education

Alumnae Support

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. In 2020, Miryam’s House served 28 active alumnae.

The alumnae program includes:

  • One-on-one case management
  • Support groups
  • Socialization activities to continue growth and stability

Many alumnae choose to stay connected and become volunteers and supporters of Transitions.

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