Transition to Success

Elijah Family Home’s

3-Year Transition to Success Program

…For Success Builds Healthy Families, Stronger Neighbors & Active Citizens.

Year #1:

Development of Foundational Life Skills

  • Parenting: participate in community parenting program & encourage children’s educational stability
  • Social interactions: learn/develop conflict resolution & find/build mentor relationship
  • Personal accountability: maintain all aspects of the Transition to Success (TTS) Participant’s agreement
  • Financial: Build a basic income/expense budget
  • Tenant responsibility: maintain clean, healthy environment & housing responsibilities
  • Sobriety/recovery: maintain all mandatory compliance requirements

Year #2:

Development of Sustainable Work/Education/Finance Skills

  • Complete strengths and skills assessment
  • Assess and select training/education opportunities, agency or school
  • Write a resume and complete interview strategies workshop
  • Document job search
  • Begin sustainable-income job, training, or school
  • Define debt reduction strategy and complete a financial planning course

Year #3:

Transitioning from Dependency to Self-Sufficiency & Graduation from Program

  • Participate in TTS Transitions Team
  • Prepare growth portfolio including payment history, references, referrals, exit background check
  • Complete needs assessment for post-graduation: permanent housing location and school goals
  • Complete projected post-graduation budget, obtain credit report
  • Define specific goals for continued post-graduation financial & housing self-sufficiency
  • Participate in active, positive circles of support and demonstrate ability to recovery from relapse

Interested in applying for housing?

For families to qualify for Transition to Succeess (TTS), they must be clean and sober for 1 year prior to housing and be subject to random drug testing. TTS subsidizes rent on a sliding scale based on HUD guidelines (30% of income), families typically live in Elijah Family Homes owned properties. The TTS Program addresses homelessness, addiction recovery, and financial independence in long term case management format.

There is an applicant waitlist for housing. While on the list, applicants participate in supportive services, attend monthly TTS Community Meetings, participate in periodic random drug tests, and submit weekly recovery meeting documentation.