Boulder Shelter Transition Program residents work closely with Shelter case managers to determine what has led them to homelessness, and what steps they must take to overcome their situation.
Transition Program residents must live drug and alcohol free, pay a weekly program fee, and abide by a budget and savings plan. To qualify for the Transition Program residents must have consistent income that can be verified and an obtainable transition plan. Program residents have the opportunity to stay in a semi-private dorm room. The year-round transition program has a maximum stay of nine months.
As positive as I was in life before the homeless situation, there were times that I felt like giving up and just letting my disabilities and chronic conditions do me in. During those times of frustration, I would look forward to the weekly counseling and support from my case manager. It was in those sessions that I would regain my will to keep hanging in there. With his empathy and understanding of my feelings about this situation, I would always leave the meeting with motivation and a feeling of normalcy for that moment. He was an inspiration and a rock through the storm of my stay at the Shelter. I am so appreciative for the Shelter being there when I needed it. I would have most likely died if I had to sleep on the streets at night. I am so grateful to all the wonderful people who run and support the Shelter. For their efforts to assist in its existence... so that this support system will be there for those of us who have stumbled into misfortune.