The Louison House is a 22-bed Transitional Housing Shelter that has been in existence for over twenty years. This type of program can house families and individuals for up to two years, though most exit the program within 3 months. In order to be eligible, all clients must meet the federal standard for homelessness and also have documentation, such as an eviction letter. As a condition of acceptance into the program, all clients must accept supportive services provided by the staff and follow their Individual Service Plans. A range of services are offered that include: case management, budget/financial counseling, education/career planning, job/housing search assistance and life-skills training. The purpose of the Transitional Housing Program is to help our clients stabilize their housing situations and assist them in transforming their lives to reach their goals. Last year, 102 clients were sheltered at the Louison House. Upon exiting, 96% of our clients maintained or increased their income and 71% secured permanent housing.