Supportive Housing for Women

Supportive Housing for Women

Legacy III’s supportive housing services are designed to assist homeless women in achieving personal freedom from disabling conditions and maintain self-sufficiency. Our programs are structured in a manner that provides participants with the knowledge and skills to live independently, and to enjoy a productive life.  Legacy III offers two distinct types of programs:

Transitional Housing is a temporary setting where participants can live on-site in the facility for up to nine (9) months.  However, the average length of stay is typically six (6) months.    Some of the supportive services provided include, but are not limited to, 24 hour a day staff supervision, meals, transportation, daily living skill training, case management, laundry equipment and supplies, emergency assistance for miscellaneous purchases, and linkages to other mainstream community resources.  Admission criteria includes: women 18 years or older; homeless; history of chronic substance abuse or mental or physical disability; 60 consecutive days of sobriety; referral from a mainstream resource.  The maximum capacity is ten (15) beds.

Permanent Housing allows graduates of the transitional program to seek independent housing that will support their continued efforts of self-sufficiency. Legacy III works with a wide variety of private landlords, subsidized housing entities, and other housing programs to ensure the participates are able to find safe, decent, and affordable apartments.  Some of the supportive services provided includes, but is not limited to: housing placement, monthly rental assistance for a one bedroom apartment, transportation, miscellaneous household items, daily living skills, and other supportive services that will enable them to live independently in the community. Admission criteria  includes:  women 18 years old or older, graduate of a transitional program or referred by a local social service agency; homeless; or a verifiable mental health disorder or physical disability.  The maximum capacity is 22 women.

Our services have proven to be highly effective in assisting women to maintain self-sufficiency. Historically, Legacy III’s programmatic outcomes are exceptional; and this is evidenced in its annual performance report. The programmatic outcomes will provide you with more information on Legacy III’s statistical success HERE.  Many who graduate from our programs are able to:

      • remain sober on a long-term basis;
      • manage disabling physical and/or mental disabilities;
      • secure competitive employment;
      • pursue vocational and educational degrees and certifications;
      • re-unite with family and friends;
      • regain driving privileges;
      • remain in their housing apartments once their case has been closed;
      • mentor other women;
      • secure employment with Legacy III; and
      • serve on the Board of Directors or its’ committees.

Our ladies are the greatest testament to the effectiveness of Legacy III’s supportive housing services. Many spread the word of our services to other homeless women. You may read their testimonies HERE.