What is it like to live at Carty House?

Carty House seeks to promote an environment of community living founded upon shared responsibility, respect for diversity and mutual support. Unlike a rooming house or shelter, Carty House expects residents to participate fully in the operation of the home and its maintenance. Residents share regular chores, assist with evening meal preparation, clean up, and participate fully in activities that take place in the home. During their stay, residents are provided with referrals to education, counseling, and other support services including language instruction, employment training, job search programs and cultural integration programs and activities.

Each resident has her own bedroom on the second or third floors of the house and shares access to a full bathroom. Residents also have free access to, and use of, the main floor kitchen, living room, dining room, and laundry room. Internet and computer access is provided, as well as basic cable television. Residents prepare their own breakfast, lunch and snacks. Dinners are eaten together from Sunday to Friday.