Sojourner’s House is the Domestic Violence Resource Center’s newest component of the Shelter/Housing Services Program. In July 2019, DVRC partnered with Washington County to offer survivors of domestic violence a permanent housing option.
Sojourner’s House is a scattered site permanent housing program in Washington County. The current capacity of this innovative program is 10 scattered site permanent housing units in the Washington County area. Funding for 20 additional units is in the process of being completed.
The program model is a partnership between DVRC and Washington County that provides 12-months of free rental assistance, case management, housing advocacy services, and flexible client service funds. DVRC provides not only case management services to survivors who live in Sojourner’s House, but also the full continuum of support services that are available through DVRC to survivors in Washington County. These services include safety planning, counseling, advocacy, Rent Well classes, workforce development services, and more.