The Mary Parrish Center
(therapeutic) Transitional Housing Program
The MPC (therapeutic) Transitional Housing Program began after absorbing a previous program. The facility is an apartment complex with 12 self contained units. Eleven of the apartments have large living room areas, eat-in kitchens, one roomy bedroom and a bathroom. The 12th apartment is a bit larger than the others and is used as our on site office. The 12 apartments are on ground level. Each of the doors to the apartments faces another door, forming a half circle. In the center of the circle is a handicap accessible, ramped wooden deck/courtyard. Because all of the apartments face each other and share a common area, the design is very conducive to group activities and interaction among the residents. This design, along with having two locked gates at either end of the facility, adds to the over-all security of the individual apartments.
Eligibility requirements will include the following: applicant must be a victim of domestic, dating or sexual violence or stalking, primary applicant must be the primary victim and a female adult or emancipated female minor, applicant must have emotional, psychological, physical, financial, or other expressed needs for which they believe a supportive community environment will be helpful, applicant will need to be able to express plans for independence within 24 months for which they are motivated and which are possible in the timeframe. We will give first preference to those applicants who are ineligible for other transitional housing programs in our community such as victims with disabilities, or older individuals.
The anticipated minimum length of stay will be 6 months with maximum stay of 24 months. A waiver to allow a resident to stay an additional 6 months will be offered if the resident has experienced extenuating circumstances and has shown a good faith effort to acquire permanent housing. We will offer a continuation of all of our support services for up to 3 months after permanent housing is secured.
If you have any further questions regarding The MPC (therapeutic) Transitional Housing Program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at
(615) 256-5959. (application)