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 even though most exit the program within 3 months. In order to be eligible, all clients must meet the federal standard for being considered homeless 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 also assist them to transform their lives by reaching their goals. Last year, 102 clients were sheltered at the Louison House. In terms of outcomes, 71% of our exiting clients were able to secure permanent housing upon exit and 96% maintained or increased their income during the year.