CUPS operates three housing programs: Key Case Management, Graduated Rent Program, and Community Development. CUPS adopts a housing first philosophy which provides housing stability to participants so that other causes of poverty in their lives can be focused on and addressed. We may not be able to provide you with housing, but we will do our best to find resources and programs that can help you.
Elizabeth House provides a residential program for single, pregnant/parenting teenage girls. It helps young women make positive choices that will benefit them and their children now and in the future by offering a safe and caring home, a holistic life-skills program, and appropriate referrals. Catholic faith affiliation is not a requirement.
Eligibility: single young women (ages 16 - 23); pregnant or parenting (infants - 3 years); attending a day program - e.g. school, employment, volunteer (or open to making these plans).
Provides 94 beds of safe and low-cost shelter to single women and women with children who experience homelessness and poverty. In addition, the YWCA Mary Dover House offers 6 beds dedicated exclusively for emergency situations. A safe refuge is the critical first step to working with our clients to achieve life change. On site at YWCA Mary Dover House are case management staff and support services which work to intervene and guide clients to the resources and assistance to plan what comes next.
Housing is an essential component in the fight against homelessness. Without the safety and security of a home, individuals are unable to sustain employment or to reach their full potential. From the moment an individual knocks on our door, the focus is on moving them out of the shelter system and into a home of their own.
Provides safe and affordable housing for individuals in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addictions. Our admission criteria requires that any client must have had treatment and be ready to begin transition back into the community, i.e., they must gain full-time employment, go to school on a full-time basis or volunteer each day.