Dream House is JFCS’ domestic violence transitional housing program where women and children—of all faiths and backgrounds—find a safe living community and benefit from services that allow them to move forward with their lives with dignity, honor, and strength.
Domestic violence survivors currently make up approximately 12% of the sheltered homeless population nationwide and for many women the greatest deterrent to leaving an abusive relationship is fear that they and their children will end up on the street.
Dream House provides a safe and solid foundation in which women and children can recover and learn new skills needed to regain their footing. To do so, we offer extensive services to survivors of domestic abuse, including counseling and job-skills training.
Helping individuals and families lead strong, safe, and productive lives is among JFCS’ highest priorities and the backbone of Dream House’s services is a comprehensive case management program. Residents are connected to appropriate referrals after they receive an in-depth assessment of their medical, emotional, vocational, financial, educational, legal, and other needs.
Dream House’s staff also works with residents to develop a plan for their future so that they can re-establish safe, successful, and self-sufficient lives in their communities.
Residents stay at Dream House for an average of 12 months in a drug- and alcohol-free program. After their residency, the families continue to receive supportive services to help them maintain their self-sufficiency and independence.
Note: Mothers in the family must be at least 18 years old and have children who are minors.