Transitional Housing Coming to the Eastern Sierra!

Wild Iris is thrilled to announce the launch of a transitional housing program on December 1, 2014. Wild Iris will be able to provide a safe space for survivors of domestic violence and their children to grow and gain independent living skills. This is a long awaited program and Wild Iris is so grateful to the many community partners that have made this possible.

Wild Iris will be working to provide program participants with basic necessities such as food, housing, and toiletries, but also services such as counseling, support groups, and case management. Clients may stay in the transitional housing program for up to 18 months. During their time in the program, clients will have the opportunity to work, volunteer, or go to school,receive education on topics such as parenting skills, computer literacy, financial management, credit-repair, and basic life skills. Our hope is that at the end of 18 months, clients will leave the transitional housing program as self-sufficient individuals who have the ability to successfully meet their own goals.

Housing will be provided in individual housing sites scattered throughout Inyo and Mono County to allow clients and their children to continue to work and attend school in a safe environment. In order to furnish these individual housing units, Wild Iris is seeking donations of household items. We are in need of everything from food pantry items and small appliances to bedding, furniture, and monetary donations. (Please note, we will not have room to store larger items donated prior to Dec.1)

We are excited about being able to offer this program and related services and believe that a safe place for personal growth will be a blessing to the whole community