The Leighton House is a transitional residence home for women. Located in South Los Angeles, the home can accommodate fifteen women at a time. There is a “House Mom” who also lives on the premises who manages the home and distributes the weekly chores for everyone to participate in. Each resident has completed an intake form, been interviewed and approved before entering our women’s program. Our residents all come from different backgrounds and walks of life; different religions or none, different ethnic groups and some come with English not as their first language.
A rigorous schedule is maintained within the home. Some work, others seeking work and some attending school. Each resident pays a small monthly program fee which assists with a small amount of the monthly cost to run the home. Many residents usually stay up to a year or so until they get stabilized and have prepared themselves to transition back into the local community and able to support themselves with a church support group there to help when needed. Others say only a short time until they can transition out into the community having escaped from their pain, difficulties, or danger they were in when they first arrived at The Leighton House.