Housing FIRST

TESSA’s Housing First Program helps move individuals and families who are survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and stalking into stable housing as quickly as possible, maintain stable housing and help provide the necessary support as they rebuild their lives. This support is on-going, through case management that may include budgeting help, emotional support and community referrals. The housing program can also provide support for utilities and moving expenses.

Housing First Helps

Too often survivors have to choose between homelessness and living with violence.
  • Provides “bridge funds”

  • Frees up more beds in the shelter

  • Ongoing “in home” support to participants