The Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina operates TRANSITIONS 2000, a transitional housing program, in six upstate counties. The program provides housing, intensive case management, and other supportive services to help participants work towards self-sufficiency. Program participants may remain in transitional housing up to two years, so long as progress towards their goals is being made. While not everyone will become self-sufficient, our philosophy is to offer the opportunity to qualified applicants. Our key to success is an intensive case management approach, which emphasizes daily contact, weekly meetings, and resident accountability. Assessment for acceptance into the program is done by the case manager.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
SC Office of Economic Opportunity
The Spartanburg County Community and Economic Development
Greenville County Redevelopment Authority
The United Way of the Piedmont.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities and ScanSource contribute money to help homeless children in the program with extracurricular activities. Private donations are not only welcome, but are very much needed to continue offering a holistic program that takes the homeless families/individuals where they are and moves them towards self-sufficiency.
To be considered for Transitions 2000, potential participants must be assessed by the case managers. The person must be homeless by HUD definition, must be willing and able to work towards self-sufficiency, and must not have used illegal substance or alcohol in the last 90 days. HUD income guidelines are used. The assessment process consists of a minimum of three meetings with a case manager. Individual goals are discussed during the assessment. Referrals can be made by other agencies or potential participants can self refer. A referral form can be obtained from the case managers, or you can mail or fax this application to a case manager in your area.