Hello and welcome back ACCC members. Today we will be covering a topic that is essential to our development here at ACCC. As many of you may know, ACCC offers housing for female individuals who are over the age of 18. One of the goals of the Shared Housing program is to help women by providing them with employment preparation skills, restoring their self-confidence and rebuilding their self-sufficiency as well as a myriad of other programs to name a few. There is an application process that needs to be followed in order to vet if ACCC is the proper space for you.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at acccbsm.com for more information. Okay, so today’s topic is on transitional housing and transformational living. Let’s get started!
Transitional housing is any type of living situation that is transitional. For example, if you or someone you know is living in a shelter, then moves into ACCC, and then obtains permanent housing; ACCC would be considered transitional living. The purpose is for the living environment to be temporary. This type of living is more than likely low cost and it should provide professional support and a stable living environment. The length of a stay at a transitional housing varies a short-term transitional housing may last for one to two years. In addition, the resident is responsible in obtaining gainful employment or income and file and get permanent housing.
If you or someone you know is in need of transitional housing, please visit transitionalhousing.org in order to learn more about the housing options available in the city of Los Angeles.
So now let’s move on to transformational living!
Let’s think of this as a way to guide yourself through any living situation program. The purpose of transformational housing is to allow the residents to address the issues that may have contributed to experiencing homelessness and allow the residents to obtain permanent housing.
More so, transformational housing allows for residents to start a new life in a positive direction.
According to Alan Seale from Transformational Presence, he gave 8 keys for understanding what it means to live a transformational life:
Anyone can benefit from transformational living. Whether you are a person who is going through a transitional living program or not, this can help you organize your thoughts and help you understanding how to live with meaning and purpose. Transformational living allows you to use your stressors to you advantage and to realize you are worth much more than you imagine. Your current experiences do not have to dictate who you are!