Your feelings can change from day to day. Sometimes you might feel up and sometimes you might feel down. You could feel scared one day and very courageous the next. Change in anyone’s life is not easy and don’t expect that your feelings and your determination will stay the same. Just because you have come here for some support does not mean that you have given up on your relationship or that you can never turn back. Whatever is on your mind and heart can be explored - just try talking to us about it.
Our job is to keep the house running smoothly, answer crisis calls and work with you to try and make your stay here worthwhile. We know we could never exactly walk in your shoes, but we try to understand what you are going through, what you may be feeling and what steps you might have to take to make a positive change.
It is important for you to remember though, while we are here to support you, you are the person who holds the key to changing your life and only you know what you’ve been through and where you want to go in the future.
Most often, you may reside here up to four weeks (30 days) Because we are a transition house for women, it’s very possible that when you arrive, there may also be other women and children here who are needing our services too.
What Your Stay Will Look Like
When you arrive, we want you to feel safe and comfortable in sharing your story with us and everything that you say will be kept confidential. We will go over the guidelines and fill out the necessary paperwork needed for your stay and then show you to a bedroom that will remain yours for the duration of your stay. We are here for you and want to support you in the best way possible.
Two: Take a few breaths
We know that you have been through a lot, so we will encourage you to take some time to yourself. It’s often difficult to find time to even breathe, let alone really be good to yourself. You’ll be processing a lot of emotions too, so it’s important that you allow yourself some time to just breathe, relax and recover. Focus on yourself, and your journey. Everyone’s story is completely different from the other, and it’s up to YOU to decide how you want it to be “written.”
Three: Take some steps forward
During your stay, some of what you will be doing is making phone calls to different agencies and community supports.We will provide you with all of the phone numbers that you will need to begin making preparations for your next steps. Maybe you will want to find your own place, apply for a job, move in with family, relocate to another town, go back to school...whatever your plan, we will help you get in touch with the right people.
Four: Talk to Staff
There’s nothing that we love more than being able to help you work through your thoughts and questions. And yes, there will be lots of questions. In fact, there will be times that it will seem almost unbearable because of all of the questions you will be asking yourself. This is completely normal. And that is why we are here. We know that what you are going through and experiencing is one of the hardest moments of your life. We are here for you to talk to at any time of the day. We don’t want you to feel like you’re alone. We also know that sometimes it’s really hard to talk about your feelings, but we will be here to walk alongside you the whole way.