The Burfoot House is a transitional/shelter home and comprehensive program designed for homeless single women to achieve self-sufficiency.
The program provides an intermediate step between emergency shelter and supportive housing, with limits on the length of stay.
The program is designed to offer a safe, supportive environment to overcome trauma, begin to address issues that led to homelessness, and begin to rebuild a support network.
The program focuses on employment, savings, and permanent housing.
Single women that are sleeping in places not meant for habitation; living in emergency housing for homeless persons; evicted with no residence and lacking resources to obtain a home.
Women with felony convictions; with child-related restrictions; with active domestic violence cases; with pending warrants; actively using alcohol or illegal drugs; with history of violent, explosive or destructive behavior.
- Burfoot House Director follows up the email request to share additional information about the program.
- An application is sent via email.
- Applicant is referred to Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health for a mental health screen.
- The applicant is screened on a national database.
- The applicant is referred to Chesapeake Regional Hospital Transitional Care Program, and, certified by a practicing physician as free from communicable disease and does not have any disability that prevents her from obtaining gainful employment.
- A negative result on a TB test is required.
- And finally, a face to face interview is scheduled at the Burfoot House.