Housing and Support for Women

Phoenixville Women's Outreach



The House

The House is a transitional housing program for women in the greater Phoenixville area. The House offers a safe and supportive home where women can gain the skills and confidence needed to plan for their future. While at The House, women take part in financial stability coaching and case management services. Focus is on connection to resources, goal setting and attainment, building basic life skills and coping skills.
At The House, women are required to maintain income, participate in a financial stability coaching, be free of drugs and alcohol,  and be able to live with others in a shared housing environment. To be successful at The House, women need to be able to commit to their financial, physical, mental, and social wellbeing and to do the work necessary to achieve their goals. A savings match is available through our friends at Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust.
Women are invited to participate in cost-covered mental health services through our partner agency Women’s Resource Center.

The Process


  • Online application;
  • Phone interview with Program Coordinator;
  • In-person interview;
  • Drug test; and
  • Criminal background check.

The Next Step House

The Next Step House offers safe and affordable housing for single women in a shared housing environment. The Next Step House accommodates four women in a shared apartment, each with their own bedroom. In this program, each woman pays rent and has the option of applying for a voucher through the county to cover a portion of their rent. Utilities are covered by PWO.

“The best thing that has resulted from my stay at The House was that I learned to save. Before coming to The House, I spent everything I earned. Now I know how to save and have continued to do so.” – The House Program Participant