Transitional homeless programs normally accept homeless residents from emergency or other similar programs. Transitional programs typically provide shelter and a rigorous program for a period of 6 months to two years. Transitional programs tend to focus on either families or individuals.
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Ward Family Foundation - Best Practices Studies
 

Ward Family Foundation was established with the objective of applying proven business world practices to charitable organizations.

To date, the foundation has conducted two comprehensive best practices studies. The most recent study was published in July, 2005 and focuses on Safe Haven programs. Safe Havens care specifically for the chronically homeless, mentally ill population. Currently, this is one of the most comprehensive studies available on the Safe Haven program.

The foundationís first study was published in July, 2002 and focused on benchmarks and best practices for emergency and transitional homeless programs.