Transition House Updates Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Transition House, our primary concern is health and safety. As such, the following steps were taken to safeguard our client families, staff, volunteers and supporters. We want to do our part to help everyone in the community stay healthy in accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines.

As of Friday, March 20, 2020:

  • Transition House administrative office, located on 425 E. Cota Street, is open to staff and clients who have pre-approved appointments only from 9am to 3 pm. Transition House offices will not be open to the general public.
  • The Transition House McCune Family Emergency Shelter is now open all day to current client families. Our waitlist is closed until further notice.
  • Transition House continues to depend on its volunteer core of food providers to assist with feeding of emergency shelter clients until further notice.
  • The Transition House Family Support Center (FSC) is closed until further notice.
  • The Transition House Infant Care Center (ICC) is closed until further notice
  • Transition House staff will work remotely as feasible. Social distancing will be practiced at all times in the office and in the emergency shelter.
  • The office and emergency shelter will be disinfected on a regular basis.
  • If you are a community member, volunteer, supporter or board member wishing to visit Transition House, please arrange ahead of time. Do not come to the office or the emergency shelter if you are sick.

Transition House recognizes that the community response to COVID-19 is ever-changing, and we are doing our best to navigate the impacts to our agency’s programs in new and creative ways. We also realize we are part of a larger effort and we are all stronger working together.

We thank you for your support. Please stay tuned for updates.

How you can help Transition House respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) updated March 20, 2020

Food. The demands to provide nutritious and well-rounded food for our children, men, and women at the shelter are greater than ever. With our extended hours and all clients sheltered-in as much as possible, we continue to rely on volunteers as a major pipeline for keeping families fed. If you can assist with feeding of the shelter, please contact Claire Frandsen, Volunteer Coordinator, by clicking here or calling (805) 966-9668.

Supplies. We require basics such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Please check our Transition House – Coronavirus Response needs list on, which is updated periodically to reflect current inventory shortages.

Relief. If you’d like to help provide relief by making a financial contribution at this critical time, please click here.