Our housing program has changed the lives of over 13,000 people in 42 years. Serving approximately 600 men and women each year in three locations, Progress House works hard to improve the transition experience for each of our clients.
Transitional housing is an important service that increases the likelihood for clients to be able to maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle. At Progress House, we stay in compliance with DOC regulations and best practices to ensure the health and safety of our residents.
Residents who enter our housing program are more likely to find stable housing and employment long term. Approximately 95% complete the program satisfactorily while more than 96% move into stable housing. More than 58% are employed and approximately 10% are in enrolled in school or training programs.
Progress House Association, Tacoma
The Helen B. Ratcliff Work Release is a 90-bed, female and male facility serving individuals released from state prison or Pierce County jail.
Programs offered include substance abuse support groups, employment readiness programs, college or vocational preparation, garden club, math and art clubs, and more.
Helen B. Ratcliff Housing, Seattle
The Helen B. Ratcliff Work Release is a 47-bed, female-only facility serving women released from state prison or King County jail.
Programs offered include a residential parenting program and Thinking for a Change group therapy along with referrals to substance use disorder treatment, Home Free, bible studies, Alcoholics and Debtors Anonymous meetings, poetry and art classes offered in the community. Employment readiness and job or vocational training is also an integral to programming at Ratcliff.
Peninsula Work Release, Port Orchard
The Peninsula Work Release is a male and female facility serving individuals released from state prison or Kitsap County Jail.
Programs offered include family fundamentals, love and logic, moral recognition therapy, and substance abuse treatment. Referrals to community based programs include anger management, grief counseling, and other mental health treatment options. Employment readiness and job or vocational training is also an integral to programming at Peninsula.