Housing: The Sue M Pridmore Center
Is the only transitional center in Brevard County, the Sue M. Pridmore Center for Homeless Women and Children provides shelter, food, spiritual comfort and emotional support to women, with or without children. To help those seeking to break free from chronic homelessness and unemployment, the Center offers an wide range of life-skills training to help its residents successfully transition into the local community and become productive, self-sufficient individuals.
Every day, families in the Melbourne area are facing disaster. It’s not a hurricane that threatens their well being, but a lost job, medical bills, and the high cost of living in our community. Sometimes these challenges overwhelm a family and they become homeless. Mothers with children are especially at risk as they face the challenges of juggling employment, child care, and living expenses. Often they lack the education, support, and mentoring they need to overcome the adversities they face. When they become homeless, these families need more than a roof over their head; they need a support system to build upon.
For women without young children, the challenges they face are different; being displaced homemakers, widows or recently divorced with no prior work history, laid off from long term jobs only to find they are over qualified to find immediate employment in their career field, etc. Whatever their challenges are, they still require the same support system to overcome their situations and regain self-sufficiency. The Pridmore Center is the only transitional shelter in Brevard County that will intake a woman without children.
That is why The Salvation Army offers our transitional housing solution for women with or without children to help them break free from chronic homelessness and unemployment. The Sue M Pridmore Center for Women and Children is providing these women stability through shelter, self-sufficiency through life skills training and, most of all; personal transformation by helping them to overcome the challenges in their lives and turn their lives right side up.