Providence Network offers transitional housing for women and men in Denver. But maybe you’re asking, “What is transitional housing?” or “how do I get into transitional housing?” or you are already searching for “transitional housing near me.”

What is transitional housing?

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

Transitional Housing provides temporary housing with supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness with the goal of interim stability and support to successfully move to and maintain permanent housing. Transitional housing projects can cover housing costs and accompanying supportive services for program participants for up to 24 months.

Canada’s Homeless Hub offers a more informal definition:

Transitional housing refers to a supportive – yet temporary – type of accommodation that is meant to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, supervision, support (for addictions and mental health, for instance), life skills, and in some cases, education and training.

Our transitional housing programs focus on helping women, men, and youth exit addiction, substance abuse, homelessness, and domestic violence. We do this all with a primary focus on serving those in addiction recovery.

Transitional living program

At Providence Network, we don’t just provide transitional housing. We believe in transformational housing. Our goal is not just to give people a place to live, but to help them transform their lives from within. We empower residents to make lasting changes and improve their lives through relationships and essential life skills.

Our Denver-based transitional housing program for women and men follows a therapeutic, “living-in-community” model. Staff live in the homes 24/7 alongside program participants, providing daily accountability and support. They also help residents navigate numerous community and government services, such as medical care, legal representation, and job training.

Residents share meals and participate in healthy activities that build positive social networks. This “FirstStep” program is a two-year experience that engages residents in group and individual counseling, mentoring, vocational development, and financial literacy education.

We target mental health, increased self-awareness, understanding and setting boundaries, sustainable coping skills, and lasting self-sufficiency.

How do I apply for transitional housing?

Providence Network offers rotating availability in our three housing programs. To check for current openings and apply for housing, visit our Get Help page. You can learn more about Providence House, Joy House, and Silver Lining House and see which program would be the best fit for you or a loved one.

Our application process includes an online application, followed by an interview process. Each of our homes also has an overview document with a list of criteria that applicants must meet. Our goal is to provide support and structure that is beneficial for all residents.

For additional options outside Providence Network, visit 2-1-1 Colorado’s website. You can search for “transitional housing/shelter” on their Resource Search Page.

Transitional housing near me

Providence Network has three housing choices in Denver, Colorado for people recovering from addiction, homelessness, and/or domestic violence. All three locations have easy access to public transportation:

Providence House, founded in 1988 in Capitol Hill, helps 10 men and 8 women recovering from addiction and homelessness. Providence House offers an environment of structured accountability and faith-based community where you can start a new life.

Joy House, established in 2000, serves up to 11 moms and 17 children and youth recovering from domestic violence. We believe healing happens from the inside out. By addressing any difficulties you have experienced, you can overcome them to lead a healthy, productive life.

Silver Lining House, founded in 2018 in the Baker Neighborhood, houses 13 young men recovering from addiction and homelessness. At Silver Lining House, we empower and serve young men seeking life-long recovery, self-sufficiency, and personal growth.

We are pleased to offer transitional housing for women and men in recovery through our three homes. Watch our welcome video below or to apply, please click Get Help.