Travelers Assistance

Linking individuals and families in transition to home, family, and support

For the distressed traveler, homeless families, victims of domestic violence, crime, abandonment or exploitation, Travelers Assistance offers assessment and counseling, links to appropriate services, reconnection to family or other means of support, travel planning and, when most needed, financial assistance.
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People may become displaced and disconnected from normal support systems for many reasons:

    • Domestic violence
    • Mental illness
    • Family or marital problems
    • Medical crisis or health care need
    • Discharge from treatment or prison
    • Crime victimization
    • Exploitation
    • Travel breakdown
    • Abandonment

By the Numbers for 2015

1,551 total individuals assisted

Included Above:

943 reunited with family or other support

106 stabilized in the local community

193 instances of travel breakdown assisted

162 homeless individuals assisted

200 people assisted with cancer travel grants

64 people assisted through Work Your Way Home project