Transitional Housing BARN
Temporary Housing and Supportive Services for Women and Their Children
What does Transitional Housing BARN do?
BARN provides transitional housing and intensive case management services to homeless mothers and their children for up to two years. Mothers focus on budgeting, life skills, continued education, employment, parenting, and overcoming the traumas that led to homelessness. Children focus on school and their development.
Transitional Housing BARN, Inc. first began as a Ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia who envisioned a way to assist the most vulnerable of our population – homeless women and their children. As a small Order of Catholic Sisters, these Benedictine women had been particularly devoted to helping single mothers through their other ministries including two schools and an adult literacy program. Recognizing that more diverse funding would help more women and children, the Sisters agreed to establish BARN as a secular non-profit. While BARN (Benedictine Aid Relief for Neighbors) is still located on the Monastery grounds and benefits from continued financial support from the Sisters, it is a separately incorporated, secular organization.