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Transitional Living Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Guardian Angel Community Services Transitional Living Program (TLP) will receive funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program. TLP is a response to Guardian Angel's experience with victims fleeing abusive situations reporting limited choices for housing after staying in Guardian Angel's emergency shelter. The TLP offers victims of domestic and/or sexual violence a 24-month, caring housing option that provides victims the time, resources, and counseling they need to address the consequences of their victimization and regain independence. The program's goal is to reduce the incidence of homelessness among victims of domestic violence by addressing the emotional and economic consequences of victimization. To meet these objectives, it offers housing, counseling and case management to address the emotional and economic consequences. Progress will be measured through client assessment using the Global Assessment of Functioning and through discrete achievements (e.g., housing status, employment status, etc.)


Date Created: September 20, 2009