Transitional Housing

 

Brenda's-Story
Brenda’s Story

Brenda came to EGH when she became homeless for the first time at age 52 after fleeing from an abusive husband.

After going through our screening process, Brenda was accepted into our transitional housing program where women live in a shared home for up to two years while receiving the services they need to transition out of homelessness.

At Elizabeth Gregory Home, Brenda found a household with residents sharing the responsibilities and support of a community experience. Prospective residents are interviewed and selected by a careful intake process to ensure they are committed to setting goals, developing self-esteem, and breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Elizabeth Gregory Home provided Brenda, and many other women, with a safe place to live and the support and guidance they need to get back on their feet. We offer supportive services for six months to two years to prepare women to live independently and reduce their risk of returning to the streets.

Professionally trained staff from Elizabeth Gregory Home coordinate the program and manage the facility. We provide comprehensive case-management that includes working with the women on their self-identified life goals.

With the support of EGH, Brenda was able to return to school, become recertified as a nursing assistant and find stable employment.

Elizabeth Gregory Home

Elizabeth Gregory Home

Day Center

IMG_0235Being homeless means women lack many of the simple things we take for granted every day – clean clothes, a place to eat, or just somewhere to sit down and rest.

To meet these needs the EGH drop-in Day Center is open five days a week, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. At EGH we try to provide as many of these basic needs as we can.

The drop-in Day Center provides clients with a range of vital services. Clients have the opportunity to meet with EGH Care Managers for referrals, support and advocacy to obtain educational and vocational training, job skills, employment, medical care, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol support, and referrals to long-term housing. Homeless women who access the drop-in center can work with our care managers to secure housing and, based on eligibility, have access to our transitional housing program upon openings.

In addition, the Day Center offers:

  • Accessible showers.
  • Computer and Internet Access so women can learn job skills, research educational and job opportunities, and stay in touch with family and friends.
  • EGH accepts Mail and Phone Messages for our drop in clients so they have a phone number and address to give out to potential employers, landlords and other agencies.
  • A communal Dining Area and Kitchen stocked with food that has been donated offers communal dining or the women can cook their own meals.
  • Restrooms and Laundry Facilities.
  • Volunteer led Classes that help build social skills, job skills and encourage healthy physical activity.
  • Weekly Health Advocate to assist women in accessing health care resources.

For Clients

 

Sam and RoseElizabeth Gregory Home provides a warm, welcoming day center and a transitional housing program for homeless women in our community.

Transitional Housing

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a seven bedroom home for single homeless women, where they can live in a safe environment. Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a safe place for women leaving shelters to find the support and guidance they need to get back on their feet.

The Transitional Housing Program is located in the Maple leaf neighborhood in North Seattle. We offer supportive services for six months to two years to prepare participants to live independently and reduce the risk of returning to the streets. Professionally trained staff from Elizabeth Gregory Home coordinate the program and manage the facility. We provide comprehensive care management, which includes working with residents on their self-identified life goals.

Elizabeth Gregory Home functions as a household, with residents sharing the responsibilities and support of a community experience. Prospective residents are interviewed and selected by a careful intake process that ensures
that our guests are committed to setting goals, developing self-esteem, and breaking the cycle of homelessness. Elizabeth Gregory Home endeavors to be an important part of the community and a good neighbor to those around us.

EGH Day Center

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a drop in center for women that is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Computer lab with internet access.
  • Free laundry facilities.
  • Individual care management services.
  • Kitchen with food for cooking and a dining area.
  • Mail and phone message.
  • Restrooms.
  • Showers.
  • Weekly health advocate.

Women have the opportunity to meet with EGH Care Managers for referrals, support and advocacy to obtain educational and vocational training, job skills, employment, medical care, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol support, and referrals to long-term housing. Women who are homeless who access the drop-in center have the opportunity to work with our Care Managers to secure housing and, based on eligibility, have access to our transitional housing program upon openings.

For questions about the program, please contact us at (206) 729-0262 or visit us in the Day Center, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Once again, thank you for your interest in Elizabeth Gregory Home. Map to Center.

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Michele’s Story

In 2010, Michele Martin found herself homeless. While residing in transitional housing at Aloha Inn, Michele re-engaged in the workforce as an AARP volunteer at Elizabeth Gregory Home. Since then she was able to reunite with her husband and flourish as the “hub” of the EGH Day Center. Michele Martin was hired as the Day Center… Read More . . . “Michele’s Story”

Josie’s Story

My story began in the Philippines. I was married, had three beautiful children, and was a successful businesswoman. After 26 years, my marriage collapsed. I had to take my husband to court to try and get my fair share of our assets, but the court ruled in his favor. I was left with nothing. Thankfully,… Read More . . . “Josie’s Story”

Theresa’s Story

Theresa discovered the EGH Day Center while staying at the overnight shelter in University Lutheran Church.  She immediately pitched in and volunteered for cooking, cleaning and helping other clients. When we had an opening in our transitional housing program, she was a natural choice. Theresa always had a passion for cooking, yet her skills were not fully marketable… Read More . . . “Theresa’s Story”

Liisa’s Story

Liisa has been homeless off and on since Elizabeth Gregory Home opened in 2006. She learned about EGH when the Seattle Police Department’s Community Service Officers referred her to the WHEEL shelter that operates in the basement of University Lutheran Church. She discovered the EGH drop-in Day Center when it opened in 2007, and because… Read More . . . “Liisa’s Story”

Melissa’s Story

I am 46 years old, I am profoundly deaf and I am homeless. I became homeless five months ago; it wasn’t planned but I knew it was going to happen eventually. My roommate was not reliable and even though I paid my portion of the rent, she didn’t pay the landlord. I didn’t know what… Read More . . . “Melissa’s Story”

Luci’s Story

After being sexually assaulted by her boss when she was 23 years old, Luci moved from Des Moines, WA, to Seattle to get away. “It was a big deal,” Luci said. “It sort of drove me insane. I didn’t feel safe anywhere after that.” Once in Seattle, she was able to get into a local… Read More . . . “Luci’s Story”

Carolyn’s story

“I Witnessed Acceptance On a Daily Basis”   I was born in California and removed from my biological mother at 18 months. Thereafter I lived in foster families, including living with my first grade teacher for a while. In fact, that was my happiest childhood memory. When I turned ten, my biological father decided he… Read More . . . “Carolyn’s story”

Evie’s Story

“EGH is one of the best places to come if you are looking to get back on your feet. A lot of the people here offer a great support system for recovery.”  By Evie L. After my child passed away, I turned to alcohol. I was able to hold on to my job for a… Read More . . . “Evie’s Story”

Lisa’s New Lease on Life

What’s most important to me in life is my family and my faith. I have two children and two granddaughters, and belong to a church. In 2013, I heard my church was looking for people to serve as missionaries at an orphanage in Mexico. I jumped at the opportunity. I served for two years, but… Read More . . . “Lisa’s New Lease on Life”

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