Lucy E. Upson
"A person without a plan is like
a ship without a rudder."
Housing Opportunities of Warsaw (HOW) is proud to be the pioneer agency in Kosciusko County to offer transitional housing as an important resource for families in crisis.
The Upson House is a duplex that provides transitional housing for families in crisis to get back on their feet. The family is provided with a home to live in, community support to furnish their dwelling, and a case worker with a degree in social work to help direct them in their journey of education, employment, and recovery to become self-sufficient.
Through the Upson House, we pay tribute to a unique individual whose contributions to this community will never be forgotten.
About the Upson House Program
The Upson House is both a home and a program for families with children suffering such hardships as domestic violence, eviction, or temporary loss of income. Two of the most immediate needs for families in crisis are safe affordable housing and employment which will enable the parent(s) to support and care for the household. The transitional housing program helps put families back on their feet and become self-sufficient. The goal of the program is to instill hope in those who are eager to learn new skills. Parents are encouraged to open their minds to new ideas and to work toward their goals.
The Upson House can shelter two families, each in a three-bedroom townhouse-style apartment located near downtown Warsaw. Families may live there for up to two years as they develop life skills for living independently.