Alternatives Incorporated provides a variety of housing services for domestic and sexual violence survivors. Below is a brief description of each program.
The emergency shelter program is designed to help survivors experiencing crisis and in need of immediate assistance. It is a short-term program. Survivors are offered individualized case management as we partner to meet their essential needs and empower them to discover their own strengths. For survivors with pets, we have added a pet sheltering area so both may have a safe space.
On-Site Transitional Housing
There are five units of transitional housing within our primary facility. This program is a partnership with Anderson Housing Authority. Alternatives Inc. is the landlord and signs a lease with the survivor. The survivor participates in case management with a focus on increasing self-sufficiency, budgeting, and savings to prepare for program exit. After successfully completing the program, participants are eligible for a Housing Choice Voucher.
Scattered-Site Transitional Housing
Alternatives Inc. has thirteen units of scattered-site transitional housing located throughout Madison County. Alternatives Inc. is the lease holder and sublets to the survivor who pays an occupancy fee based on their income. The units are fully furnished by Alternatives Inc. Participants must actively engage in case management services which are available up to six months after exiting the program.
There are ten units of rapid rehousing for survivors. For this program, the survivor selects the unit within Madison County. The survivor's name is on the lease and Alternatives Inc. assists with paying the housing expenses, based on the survivor's income. Participants must actively engage in case management services which are available up to six months after exiting the program. The survivor may choose to extend the lease, accepting all fees, after program completion.
Eligibility for the scattered-site transitional housing program and the rapid rehousing program are determined by the Coordinated Entry System for our region. Enrollment in these programs is subject unit availability. To learn more about the Coordinated Entry System and how to connect with available housing options, please click here.