Warren Village has a thirty-five year history of helping low-income single parents move from public assistance to self-sufficiency. Warren Village was the first federally subsidized transitional housing program for single parent families to provide these additional services. It has since received national recognition as a model for helping low-income single parents achieve self-sufficiency through integrated programs of housing, child care, and family services including case management, vocational assessment, life-skills classes, and resident-initiated leadership opportunities. Warren Village has received wide recognition as pioneers of Transformational Housing.
Warren Village has learned that the combination of housing, family services, and childcare, set in a community that actively and cooperatively works towards self-sufficiency for its members is the key to its success. We want to identify and support agencies interested in and capable of adopting the Warren Village Transformational Housing model.
Warren Village offers a comprehensive approach to enabling low income single parents to transform their lives and become productive wage earners and responsible citizens.
Warren Village stands in the forefront of Transformational Housing. Key program components include:
- Identifying and working toward goals: Residents work with their Family Advocate on a regular basis to set goals and discuss progress.
- Increasing wage earning potential: Residents must either work full time or attend school full time or have a full time commitment of work and school.
- Developing good citizenship skills: Residents are asked to give at least two hours of community service each month, to participate in the evening life skills program and to learn to live in a community and practice being good neighbors.
- Learning to access and utilize resources: Warren Village offers affordable quality child care - an essential component for young parents’ success - guidance on qualifying for subsidy/assistance dollars, and refers residents to job training and skills development programs.