When adults and families have a low-cost place to live that is comfortable and safe, they can then tackle the issues of employment and education, and ultimately become integrated again into functioning society. The Jean Wallace Transitional Living Program is traditionally for families who need additional case management support. Residents may stay for up to two years before returning to their own apartment. We currently have 6 units of transitional housing.
The Jean Wallace Residence is a three-story building including six apartments that provides transitional housing for families not ready to move into permanent affordable housing. The Jean Wallace Residence is located on the East Side of Bridgeport. Clients can live in this facility between 18 and 24 months. Alpha Community Services YMCA provides a part-time Case Manager who conducts home visits and assists the residents in establishing realistic goals that lead to self-sufficiency.