The Transitional Shelter(TS) provides immediate accommodation to the most impoverished and homeless families. When a family is displaced, and exists outside of mainstream society, the children are mostly affected. Many drop out of school and tend to have emotional and social issues as well. The TS program serves to help these families start the journey to stabilize their situation, find employment for the parent and assist with financial, permanent housing and education for the children.
The Transitional Shelter(TS) provides temporary accommodation to families who have exhausted all other means of accommodation and would otherwise be homeless. The TS program serves to provide for the most impoverished families. When a family is displaced, and exists outside of mainstream society, the children in these situations are often the most affected. Due to the nomadic lifestyles of these families, the education of the children are at best sporadic.
The TS program serves to help the affected families start the journey to stabilize their situation, find employment for the parents and assist with financial, relational and other emotional and psychological issues. When these issues are surfaced and start to be addressed, the family situation begins to stabilize and improve.
One of the key areas AWWA TS works on is with the children, to increase the protective factors and de-escalate risk so that they "do not become the (TS) clients of tomorrow." Under this program, AWWA helps enroll the children in school, work to ensure they attend school regularly, and going forward, have a higher chance to complete their education, that they may be self-supporting in the future, exit the poverty cycle, and be responsible and productive members of society.