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Memphis Family Shelter (for Women And Children)

Memphis, TN 38122

Class of Housing: transitional housing for women and women with children.

General Information:

Memphis Family Shelter provides up to 90 - 120 days of transitional housing for women and women with children. All services are offered free of charge. Clients are required to save a small percentage of their income.

Referrals are made through MIFA as of Jan. 1, 2015

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Helpful Definitions For Memphis Family Shelter (for Women And Children):

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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