While Rose Brooks Center is most often associated with its emergency shelter, thousands more survivors are served every year outside of shelter through its groundbreaking programs and services.
One challenge many survivors face is a challenge that many people have never considered – housing. Survivors are often escaping homes that are not safe, and they may not have the means to live independently from their abusers.
Through Rose Brooks’ housing advocacy programs, survivors find safe, affordable housing – and receive financial assistance, support and subsidies to allow them to begin a new life, with the peace of mind knowing their home is free from violence.
Rose Brooks actively focuses its efforts on addressing survivors’ housing needs. Staff educates landlords on domestic violence-related reasons survivors may have poor, or even lack, rental histories and then advocates on survivors’ behalf so landlords may accommodate such histories. Case managers help clients identify and pursue housing which they can maintain once any available financial assistance ends, considering rent reasonableness as well as Fair Market Rent values established by Housing and Urban Development Department.
Through Housing Advocacy, staff provides a host of wrap-around services that assist domestic violence survivors to live free from violence.