The Transitional Living Center (TLC) is a confidential residential program targeted for, but not limited to, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who wish to transition to a substance-free and violence-free lifestyle. TLC is open to women and their children and is comprised of two program components:
A safe, supportive, structured group living experience, which offers a three-phase program. Staff provides group and one on one education to clients on a variety of topics including domestic violence, sexual assault and life skills. T-House is a violence-free environment.
The Independent Living apartments are in a four-plex on an adjacent lot to T-House. Rent is based on income. On-site individual and group assistance is available to address housing, employment, substance abuse, domestic violence and life skill issues. Clients residing in the apartments may participate in the same programs as T-House residents.
Basic Program Phases
The following is a basic program plan. Unique needs may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis as deemed appropriate by program staff.
Class topics include:
• information concerning domestic violence
• how domestic violence affects children
• healthy relationships
• substance abuse
• goal planning
Life skills groups are facilitated on a daily basis. Hands-on instruction, support and assistance are provided in the areas of:
• household management
• time management
• positive role modeling
Staff meets with each client at least once a week to review the weekly goals the clients have set for themselves. Clients are also asked to attend outside support system groups in the community. (AA or NA, etc.)