Longer-term Housing

SAVE understands that domestic violence survivors worry about having a safe place to stay after they complete our shelter program but help is available. SAVE is a member of the Alameda County McKinney Linkages Collaborative, a housing program that helps bridge the gap between emergency shelter and independent living for those who qualify.

You may qualify for our Linkages Program if:

  • You have experienced intimate partner abuse and are a mother with children in your care; AND
  • You have completed a shelter program and are employed, OR are participating in an employment development program, OR you are attending school.

How it works:

  • During your stay at SAVE’s shelter, your case manager will help you apply for the Linkages Collaborative Program.
  • If you meet the requirements and are accepted, your family will live in your own home and receive continuing support from a SAVE case manager who makes home visits.
  • The housing subsidy is available for 12-18 months with the goal of helping you increase your income to a level which allows you to pay for your housing after the subsidy ends.

If you do not qualify for the Linkages Collaborative Program, your SAVE case manager can assist you with applying to other transitional housing programs or help you find other housing options.