This summary provides information on MIÕs efforts to develop a feminist, empowerment-based framework for providing transitional supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence. It describes who was interviewed and gives a brief summary of the results of the study, which includes information on eligibility, services offered, rules and regulations, safety, relationship with staff, most helpful services and what would happen if transitional housing had not been available.
The presenters for this teleconference call were Cris Sullivan and Debra Cain, who discussed Michigan's efforts to date to develop a feminist, empowerment-based framework for providing transitional supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence. After the presentation, questions and comments were taken from the teleconference participants.
An article providing more specific information about the research conducted in Michigan has been published as:
Melbin, A., Sullivan, C.M., & Cain, D. (2003). Transitional supportive housing programs: Battered women's perspectives and recommendations. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 18(4), 445-460.