Dawn to Dawn is the only provider of transitional housing in the Comox Valley. Transitional housing is temporary housing – typically short-term, with limits on the length of stay – intended to get homeless individuals and families off the streets and into a safe living environment. Once housed, clients are provided with the services they need to gain their independence and move into long-term housing. This could be jobs or skills training, or mental and physical health treatment.
Transitional housing is a crucial component in the strategy to address homelessness in any community. It is the mid-point between emergency shelter (or the streets) and independent living, and provides the tools and opportunities for social and skills development. For many homeless individuals, transitional housing is the difference between successfully growing into independent living or falling back into the cycle of housing crisis.