OUR PROGRAM

WHO WE HELP:

The Transitional Housing Initiative is focused on promoting community safety by providing stable housing for clients in need. The program serves probationers in need of a supportive environment which will enable them to stabilize in the community, obtain employment, and ultimately become self-sufficient.

Goodwill staff assist each client in identifying appropriate, affordable housing, and advocate for the client throughout the application process with potential landlords.  Once housing has been secured, staff can help client with the move-in process, along with helping to secure needed household items.  Staff provide on-going support through face-to-face meetings throughout the twelve week program, focusing on budgeting and other goals as identified by the client.

Our Transitional Living program is designed to serve clients currently on Probation or involved with Re-Entry Court who are referred for services by their supervising officer. We also work with clients referred through various problem-solving courts in the area.

SUCCESS STORY

ANDREW GETS A SECOND CHANCE

Andrew had just been released from jail and had only a grocery sack of clothes to his name. He didn’t have a safe place he could stay, and was at risk of finding himself back in an unhealthy situation. Through working with his Probation Officer, Andrew was referred to Goodwill’s Transitional Living Program. Together, they found an apartment in his price range which he would be able to afford, was given with furniture and household items from the Goodwill stores to set up his apartment for the first time, and began looking for employment with the help of Goodwill’s Supported Employment staff. “Goodwill’s program really helped me get started out. They paid my rent, my utilities, and even bought me the things I needed to get my apartment set up. Nate, my Employment Specialist, helped me to find a job I really like, I got set up with a budget, and I’m able to do everything I need to do.” Andrews adds “I think the best part is that when I finished the program, I got to stay in the apartment and just keep going with all the plans and support they’d helped me put in place.” Goodwill is proud to work alongside our partners in criminal justice to bring support and stability to those working to make a better life.

42 Individuals Received Services in 2019

42 Individuals Received Services in 2019

OUR LOCATIONS

GRAND ISLAND

(308) 384-7896

1808 South Eddy Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

COLUMBUS

(402) 942-9007

3020 18th Street
Columbus, NE 68601

REFERRAL INFORMATION

If you or someone you know would like to get more information on the guidelines or eligibility requirements for our Transitional Living Program,
please contact our Director of Business Development listed below.

Chase Francl

Director of Business Development
(308) 940-0040

Email Chase

OUR

LEADERSHIP

Chase Francl

Director
(308) 940-0040 |  Email Chase

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