Tri-Valley Haven’s homeless shelter Sojourner House, provides temporary shelter for homeless families in a safe and supportive environment. Sojourner House is a 16-bed facility with separate bedrooms for families, a fully-stocked kitchen, 3 full baths, and laundry facilities. Clients can stay of up to 6 months or longer. Staff are onsite or available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Sojourner House serves two-parent families, families with teen-age boys, single mothers with children, single fathers with children, and single women.
Our services are comprehensive and are delivered in a way that empowers clients to achieve self-sufficiency. When admitted to the shelter, case management services provide guidance to clients, assisting them in the development of life skills, goal setting, and problem-solving. Tri-Valley Haven also assists clients who face difficulty in securing affordable, stable housing, budgeting, resume writing, interview skills, nutrition, parenting and anger management.
Linkages Subsidized Housing Program
Tri-Valley Haven’s Linkages Program provides clients with rental subsidy assistance. A Linkages rental subsidy allows clients to have housing stability for a period of time, during which the client can find a better-paying job, attend full-time vocational training, or obtain more education in order to acquire a higher income and become economically self-sufficient.
Tutoring and Life Skills
Residents of Sojourner House have the opportunity to attend life skill classes twice a week to become more self-sufficient and independent. Life skills is a crucial service for our shelters. Many survivors of domestic abuse have been severely isolated by their abusers. Some have never finished their education or weren’t allowed to learn English; others have not been allowed to work. Some survivors report that they were never allowed to handle money or manage a household budget. Life skills are a necessity for survivors beginning a new life on their own.
Tri-Valley Haven offers tutoring to children of Sojourner House to assist with online schooling, homework, testing, and reading.