Second Stage Housing

Second Stage Housing may be an option for abused women and their children who need affordable housing while getting back on their feet.

A woman (an abused woman) can apply for Second Stage Housing regardless of whether or not she stayed in the emergency shelter.

Women in Second Stage Housing:

  • must apply, be accepted and sign a contract acknowledging their responsibilities as a resident of a Second Stage House.
  • may stay for up to one year.
  • must pay monthly rent based on their income.
  • may share the home with other women and their children.
  • are responsible for general housekeeping, cutting the grass, shoveling the driveway, etc.
  • must work with staff to complete a goal plan for taking the practical steps to independence.
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