Burfoot House is a Christian transitional program designed for homeless single women (ages 18 and older) to achieve self-sufficiency. The structured program of classes and mentorship target specific employment, savings, and housing goals. There is a nominal monthly program fee of $25 and once employed, fee is based on 25% of income, and savings is monitored for independent housing once exiting Burfoot House. In addition to the double room, food is available onsite, as well as, laundry facilities. As with any program, there are guidelines to ensure safety and participation in program.
After this phone interview, the process is: background check, medical screen at Chesapeake Regional Hospital Transitional Care Program, mental health screen at CIBH, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health, then an interview at the Burfoot House. The medical screen further determines your eligibility: free from any communicable disease (including 48 TB test) and no disability that prevents you from obtaining gainful employment. The medical screen can take a week to be scheduled. The mental health screen can be done on a walk-in basis Monday thru Friday (first come first served). You are required to attend the classes and engage in counseling/mental health supports (off-site) as part of your plan to achieve self-sufficiency. The admission day at the Burfoot House is typically on Fridays.
No woman is admitted to the program with felony convictions, child-related restrictions, active domestic violence cases, pending warrants, active use of alcohol or illegal drugs, or history of violent, explosive or destructive behavior. AA or NA meetings are required for those that have had substance abuse issues. Must be 90 days clean at admission. Admission and random drug screens are done.