The Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center (TLC), a residential shelter for homeless women and their children, opened its doors in 1993. The TLC offers a supportive living environment and counseling services to help homeless women make the transition to independent living. The facilities serve up to 39 women and their children at a time and residents may stay for up to two years while they progress toward a self-sufficiency plan.
In collaboration with the Junior League of El Paso, this residential facility was opened in 2000. Independence House provides "bridge housing" for women who have een victims of domestic voilence, offering them the next step toward independent living. Independence House is a mixed use facility consisting of eight apartments. Residents are charged program fees not exceeding 30% of their monthly income. The TLC has certified parenting programs and an Adult Education Academy that helps women get their GED (high school equivalency) in English and Spanish.
The YWCA provides affordable housing for low income senior citizens. Adjacent to the Dorothy Woodly Hunt Branch in El Paso's Lower Valley, these 12 apartments offer independent living to senior citizens who also benefit from health, wellness and volunteer opportunities offered at the Dorothy Woodly Hunt Branch.