Rapid Rehousing Works

Rapid Rehousing Works for Single Mother and Many More

A single mother of six, with a baby on the way, recently fled a violent, unsafe environment of domestic
abuse. She was placed into a domestic violence shelter with her children and referred to St. Patrick
Center for permanent housing and support services. Case managers had challenges finding a safe,
affordable home for this family of eight.

St. Patrick Center’s Rapid Rehousing team began working diligently with this client to eliminate her
barriers to housing and find a willing landlord. Success was achieved within ten days, when this single, pregnant mother and her six children left the shelter and moved into their new home.


St. Patrick Center has completed its third year of the Rapid Rehousing program, part of our Housing First structure.

Here is a look at the outcomes:
– Our Rapid Rehousing team served 201 people last year—112 adults and 89 children
– We moved 137 clients and their families into permanent housing
– The average length of time, from entering the program to moving into housing, was 38 days
– 55% of adults increased their income by an average of $741 per month
– 73% of adults served in the program had at least one disability
– 26% of adults served had three or more disabilities
– 33% of adults served were chronically homeless
– 32% of adults served reported a domestic violence history
– 9% of adults served were fleeing domestic violence

These numbers translate to many lives changed for the better!

Thanks to Jess Cox and Carly Wyss for contributing to this story. Click here to view more success stories and videos.