The majority of the homeless in Black Hawk County are part of a single parent family unit. The House of Hope is a two-year transitional house for homeless single mothers and their children. With 10 apartments available currently (15 opening in early 2018), their waiting list is currently at 41 families. Each family has their own apartment and lives independently. The women are required to either work or go to school full time, meet with the case manager weekly, and attend life skills classes. They are assigned a mentor for relational support and inspiration. Their children will be in a safe and stable environment.