Transformation House, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to helping men with emergency and transitional housing needs. Our primary objective is to empower men to re-establish themselves as independent, self-supporting members of our society able to assume their responsibilities to their families and in every other aspect of their lives. The transition is not just about a new job or a cheap place to stay. It is the process of healing old wounds, learning new skills, and sometimes overcoming one's personal demons. The majority of our clients have been dealing with addiction and relationship issues that have cost them their families, their jobs, and even their freedom. we assist them in finding the courage and endurance to deal with their internal issues of recovery, self-esteem and personal beliefs.
There are several organizations in Green Bay that provide assistance to women, children, and families, but very few resources are available to men. There are five emergency homeless shelters in Green Bay with a combined capacity of more than 200 individuals or families. Three other agencies offer transitional housing services with hundreds of people on waiting lists. A study published in July 2009 by the National Coalition for the Homeless showed that 67.5% of single homeless adults are more likely to be male. The culture in America often portrays men as strong, tough, or macho. They are taught to be the head of the household and the primary support for their families. When men experience difficult circumstances that avert their ability to take care of themselves it can be overwhelming. Many lose their confidence and self-worth due to feeling ashamed, vulnerable, and humiliated.