The mission of Free Clinic Women’s Residence is to provide safe and supportive transitional housing for single, homeless women who are capable of living independently.
The Women’s Residence provides a safe place for single homeless women to stay while they are working, saving and planning for independent living. The residence can shelter a maximum of 20 women. The residents are supported through referral and information programs such as education about budgeting, goal setting, job seeking, and self-esteem. Women stay an average of 6 months; today’s economic climate requires many residents to stay longer.
Individuals come to the Women’s Residence for a variety of reasons: economic difficulties, recovery from drug or alcohol use, or family problems. To stay at the Women’s Residence they must be drug and alcohol free, be able to work and save money for future independent living. All residents must help maintain the cleanliness of their rooms and the house in general.
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“This place has provided me with a safe and affordable place to stay. It also is helping me to attain my goals to piece my life back together. Right now I am going to school in order to ob tain a permanent teaching certification. I am very grateful for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Women’s Residence.”
A Former Resident