Proven results from transitional housing in other communities brought "absolutely fantastic" feedback from its clients who now have stability in their lives, agencies such as ambulance services and police also say they have noticed a decrease in calls for service.
" . . . Of the more than 800 households served by a multi-provider Australian transitional housing program from 1997 to 2002, almost half (47%) secured sustainable accommodation . . ."
" . . . A survey of program directors of 360 transitional housing projects funded under the Transitional Housing Program found that 40% of the clients overall were able to obtain housing and a source of income at the
time they left the program . . ."
" . .Overall, 57% of participants who entered a program ‘graduated’ or completed it. Of those participants who completed programs, 70% moved on to stable housing, some with rent subsidies and most without services . ."
" . . . Twice as many of the participants were employed part- or full-time by the end of the program (38%) or were engaged in education and training (14%) than when they began . . ."
"Is conceptualized as an intermediate step between emergency crisis shelter and permanent housing. It is more long-term, service-intensive and private than emergency shelters, yet remains time-limited to stays of three months to three years. It is meant to provide a safe, supportive environment where residents can overcome trauma, begin to address the issues that led to homelessness or kept them homeless, and begin to rebuild their support network.”
Once people understand the facts, the programs and the positive outcomes, we see a real shift in perspectives.
Reduction in welfare and social service supports
Reduction in public services such as high policing costs
Increase in educated individuals paying taxes
Decrease in criminals and gangs
Increase in labour force
Overall reduction in society of programs and monies required for servicing colonized people