Transitional Housing

A Safe Place's Transitional Living apartment building

Year after year, affordable housing has been the greatest unmet need of the women leaving our shelter program. Our six-week program is often not enough time for women to find jobs and have enough savings to secure independent housing. The unfortunate truth is that 20% of the women leaving shelter report to us that they have returned to the home of their abuser, often out of economic necessity. In addition, we know that women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in America.

Our Transitional Living Program provides safe, affordable housing, counseling, and supportive services for women and children who have fled abusive relationships. Each family is able to stay for up to two years, pay below-market rent and benefit from comprehensive on-site supportive services and referrals to other community service providers. The 20-unit apartment building can accommodate 49 women and children at any one time.

Transitional living is designed to:

  • Accommodate women with or without children with only one family per unit;
  • Offer each woman or family control over their living conditions;
  • Offer safety and security in a well-maintained building; and
  • Accommodate on-site counseling.

Our goal for each woman or family in the Transitional Living Program is that within two years they will amass the resources and skills they need — education, employment, financial management, parenting, and personal development — to secure and maintain permanent housing and live independent, violence-free lives.

Waiting List
The waiting list for two and three bedroom apartments for the Transitional Living Program is now open. For further information, please contact Tamela Bangs at or call (847) 445-6428

A Safe Place's Transitional Living Program does not discriminate aganist any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, ancestry, unfavorable military discharge, marital status, receipt of governmental assistance or handicap. 

A Safe Place's Transitional Living Program does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activites.