All of our residential programs are home-like environments in which each survivor or family has their own bedroom. Kitchens, bathrooms, living space, and dining areas are communal areas shared by all the households living in the house.
Named for murdered community activist Mary Foreman, Casa Myrna’s emergency shelter can accommodate up to ten survivors and 13 children who have been made homeless by domestic violence. While enrolled in the program, survivors and their families have access to all of Casa Myrna’s supportive services. After completing initial assessments, survivors work with agency staff and community-based service providers to plan their next steps. The maximum length of stay is six months, although no participant will be asked to leave if they have not found a safe housing option. Most survivors move on to a transitional living program while they continue to search for permanent housing.
TPP is a residential program for pregnant and parenting teens and young adults who have been victims of abuse. It can accommodate eight youth and up to 13 children. While at TTP, participants receive intensive education in parenting their young children, attend high school or GED classes, enroll in vocational or job skills training programs, and participate in nightly group meetings on topics ranging from building meaningful self-esteem to the dynamics of abusive relationships. Residents tend to stay for 12—14 months.
Our total per-night capacity for all residential programs is 24 survivors and 35 children.