Catholic Charities Domus Transitional Housing
Domus Transitional Housing, located in St. Cloud,is a voluntary program provides a temporary home and support services to womenat least 18 years old with custody of children under the age of 12. Active engagement with the program services, opportunities and expectations is a primary factor in being accepted and remaining in the program.
Residents live in a shared living ommunity with other motivated women. The house has two living units, each accomodating up to a total of 8 women and their child(ren) who occupy either one and two private bedrooms homes depending on family size. Non-living areas are shared. These residents may stay for up to 8 months. Each resident is responsible for their own groceries, cooking, and cleaning in addition to their expected work toward long term stability.
All residents collaborate with on site Licensed Social Worker case managers to develop individual long term stability plans that they agree to be held accountable to as part of a housing contract. These contracts are reviewed and revised at least monthly to determine continued need, follow through and appropriateness for the program. These plans routinely include the expectation of full cooperation with MFIP program and any other services designed to remove obstacles to long term stability for women and their children. Residents are expected to grant release of information authority so program case managers can confirm ongoing compliance with court mandated or otherwise recommended services. Engagement and follow through with recommended community based services such as counseling, child development, parenting, CD or MH aftercare most often becomes an expectation of the program. Residents are free to come and go as needed.
Monthly fees are determined on a sliding scale based upon personal income. Residents pay 30% of their income as a program fee. An additional 45% of income minus monthly program approved long term stability related expenses is deposited monthly into a program managed account to restore credit and rent history or to be saved for housing related expenses when they move to permanent housing.
"Equal Housing Opportunity Provider"