We recognize that safe and affordable housing is a critical first step in a survivor’s journey to safety and independence. In 2022, Sojourner House provided 99,068 residential bed nights to victims in need.
If you need safe housing because of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, call our Help Line at 401-765-3232.
Sojourner House offers a transitional housing program for individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual abuse and human trafficking. Transitional housing is the bridge to self-sufficiency and permanent housing for our clients. This is a short-term program with a typical duration of 6-24 months. Clients are provided support, case management and advocacy. In addition to seeking permanent housing, clients have the opportunity to establish goals and learn skills to work toward economic stability.
Our human trafficking program, THEIA, also offers transitional housing space specific for survivors of human trafficking.
For more information, contact our 24/7 helpline at 401-765-3232.
RAPID RE- HOUSING
Rapid Re-Housing is a rental assistance program that can pay a portion of a client’s rent for up to two years. Advocates work with victims to secure benefits and increase their income, so that they may successfully maintain housing.
Guidelines vary between programs. For more information, please contact 401-808-6889 or visit a Sojourner House Housing Clinic.
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Sojourner House offers permanent supportive housing to victims and their children. Permanent Supportive Housing provides victims with an apartment for as long as they need, and the rent is subsidized based on the client’s income.
Sojourner House works with victims regardless of immigration status. Guidelines vary between programs. For an assessment please call us at (401) 808-6889.
TAY (TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH)
In October 2022, Sojourner House launched the TAY program to provide transitional age youth (ages 18-24) with crisis housing and rapid rehousing. TAY advocates work with clients to create action plans that outline goals related to education, employment, childcare and maintaining housing. They also can assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
SHORT-TERM RENTAL ASSISTANCE
If you are unable to keep up with your rental payments due to abuse, you may be eligible for 1-3 months of rental assistance. Guidelines change frequently; please contact our housing office at (401) 808-6889 for more information.
NOTE: This is a non-emergency number for housing assistance. If you are in immediate need, please call (401) 765-3232.
Sojourner House hosts weekly housing clinics to assist survivors of interpersonal violence with applying for public subsidized housing programs and with accessing housing resources available specifically to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
Providence Housing Clinic
304 Pearl Street, Suite 100, Providence, RI 02907
Every Thursday, 9am – 1pm
Woonsocket Housing Clinic
68 Cumberland Street, Suite 304, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Available by appointment, please call 401-808-6889
West Warwick Housing Clinic
West Warwick Public Library, 1034 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893
2nd Tuesday of every month, 1-4pm
Central Falls Housing Clinic
Central Falls City Hall, 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
3rd Thursday of every month, 4-7pm