Transitional Living Center - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

Transitional Living Center

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Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center

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YWCA El Paso del Norte Region’s Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center provides a bridge to successful independence for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A large percentage of TLC residents are survivors of domestic, sexual, or other forms of violence.

YWCA provides all TLC residents support through intensive case management, counseling, financial empowerment services, job search assistance, and educational opportunities to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency. We provide a safe and secure housing environment in a manner that builds self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others.

The Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center provides housing for women, with or without children, experiencing homelessness. If you or someone you know would like more information about living at the TLC, please call 915-566-2762.

Program Participants Receive:

  • Case management
  • Assistance accessing childcare
  • Assistance accessing transportation
  • Assistance in accessing educational/vocational opportunities
  • Assistance with job search and financial literacy, including YWCA’s LIFT Program
  • Life-skills classes
  • Referrals to counseling, mental health services, and parenting classes
  • Renewal of documentation such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards
  • Housing advocacy
  • Legal intakes for various benefits including TANF
  • Crisis interventions
  • Support for CPS reunifications


The primary goal of the YWCA TLC is to help women obtain self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Since its inception, the TLC has provided housing and support to 1,353 women and their children. Residents work closely with a case manager and participate in support groups with other women and children in the program. Transitional Housing Support Groups offer participants opportunities for educational and enriching experiences while promoting positive peer support, collective sharing, and an increased sense of community.
The YWCA Transitional Housing Program Empowers Women to:
• Obtain and remain in permanent housing
• Increase their job training skills and/or income
• Achieve greater self-determination and self-sufficiency

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