Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for adults and children in the United States. Local shelters play a critical role in helping families in crisis, but they are short-term in nature. Too often, adults and children must decide between returning to an abuser or becoming homeless. Sharon Manor provides a different alternative – longer-term housing combined with essential support services which enable adults and children to achieve self-sufficiency. The demand for services provided by Sharon Manor is high. We currently have over 40 adults and families on our waiting list.
Sharon Manor is transitional housing for homeless adults and children survivors of domestic violence. Beyond temporary, emergency shelter, Sharon Manor provides up to 2 years of comprehensive one-on-one case management, group trainings, and safe and affordable housing for residents as they work to rebuild their lives. Since opening, Sharon Manor has helped more than 1,600 adults and children transition to self-reliance through its holistic program.
Many adults come to Sharon Manor Transitional Housing without resources that many of us take for granted – safe housing, a good paying job, transportation, healthcare, reliable food, and warm clothes. Over the past 5 years, 255 women, men, and children experiencing homelessness found help and safety at Sharon Manor! The percentages below highlight just a few of their many accomplishments:
- 92% of families remained free from violence.
- 42% of women enrolled in secondary education or vocational training.
- 68% of women maintained their employment.
- 59% of households increased their income.
- 76% of households attained permanent housing.
* Statistics pertain to women in the program 6 months or more.