The Exit Homelessness Program supports the Alliance mission by providing participants with tools and support for reaching their housing, health and self-sufficiency goals. We do this through participant self-determination, empowerment and guidance. These services are available to all Walla Walla area homeless, including people who are not served at the Sleeping Center.
Are You Homeless?
Take a shower
Use a computer
Print a document
Get assistance finding work, benefits, housing, treatment, community service, and more……
Exit Homelessness now offers several levels of involvement at the Progress Center. Needs assessments, goal setting and periodic check-ins are required to use the Center’s resources, but volunteering for a community beautification route is optional.
Drop In 9 - 11AM
Monday - Thursday
Walla Walla City Hall
In the program’s first months of service, several long-time unemployed people found jobs, 20% have enrolled in high school or community college, and others got their ID and connected with social service agencies.
Want to get involved?
If you would like to apply to participate in the Exit Homelessness program or to volunteer, please give us a call at 509-956-1114.
THE EXIT HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM
In January 2018, the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless, with support from the City of Walla Walla, began a pilot program called “Exit Homelessness.”
It is an intensive program for individuals who are ready and motivated to improve their lives. In many ways it is job-like, helping them prepare to keep a regular schedule and show reliability.
Jim came to Exit Homelessness fresh out of jail. He’d heard from another Exit participant also staying at the Christian Aid Center that Exit could help him with structuring his time and with a letter of recommendation for responsible participation. After working with us for a month Jim left us for Walla Walla Community College full time, to work part time, and more recently had to give up his litter route because of his other obligations. Jim says the Exit Homelessness program gave him, among other things, a way to give back to the community and gain self-worth with his litter route. He has been elected president at his transitional housing unit and we’re confident Jim won’t let anything get in the way of his success at a career in the environmental field.