The greatest challenge facing those requesting Transitional Housing services from the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (IFRM) is to figure out how to return to their “normal” lives. Transitional housing is offered to adult men (ARK), women, and women with children (Ruth House) who are willing to commit towards their independence and making new productive lives for themselves. The IFRM transitional housing program provides residents an opportunity to accumulate savings, establish themselves in the working world, pay off any previous debts or fines and remain in the positive environment and fellowship of the mission.
The average length of stay in transitional housing is about 18 months. Residents referred to transitional housing come from the City of Refuge and Ruth House emergency shelters, Department of Corrections, Mental Health/Drug Court Program, and local community/state agencies.
The Transitional Housing program provides the following in-house services:
- Case management
- Life Skills training on budgeting and money management
- Tenant stabilization