Safety After Shelter

Housing and Aftercare Services

Aftercare Services are available to victim/survivors and their children exiting the shelter. Former residents are able to work with a Housing and Aftercare Advocate to continue navigating legal systems, housing challenges, employment searches, targeted community support, and rent support for a year after they leave.

The Housing and Aftercare Advocate visits victim/survivors in their new homes once they have left the shelter and provides resources and support to ensure they are able to remain independent and safe.

Information on Rental Subsidies

Our Aftercare Program has built relationships with area landlords and community housing programs. Participants have had the time needed to achieve stability and avoid returning to potentially dangerous situations due to financial vulnerability. Aftercare has become a reliable avenue for women with children to have access to a continuum of care as they maintain a life free from violence that is stable and predictable.

Join our Landlord Circle Today

You provide safe housing. Women’s Advocates provides support. If you own RENTAL PROPERTIES in St. Paul or the Twin Cities area that accept Section 8 Vouchers, you can help to create a healing home for a victim/survivor and their family. Join our Landlord Circle and commit to checking in with Women’s Advocates Housing & Aftercare Team when you have a vacancy. Women’s Advocates provides rental assistance to each of the families we serve in our aftercare program.

Able to help?

Contact: Joan Countryman
Email: jcountryman@wadvocates.org