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Shelter, Inc. Of Contra Costa County Martinez - Supportive Housing

Concord, CA 94520
(925) 335-0698

Class of Housing: affordable and supportive housing

General Information:

To apply for assistance call (925) 338-1038 Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm.

Programs and Services

SHELTER, Inc. strives to prevent and end homelessness through:
      Homeless Prevention
      Families and individuals are offered assistance to stay in their homes. Homeless families and individuals are offered financial assistance to return to housing.
      Promoting Self-sufficiency
      SHELTER, Inc. provides temporary housing in combination with supportive services to families and individuals who are homeless. Participants receive case management services, life skills training, employment, education and other supportive services to become self-sufficient.
      Permanent Affordable and Supportive Housing
      SHELTER, Inc. owns or master leases 200 properties throughout Contra Costa County providing affordable and supportive housing to individuals and families, including those diagnosed with mental illness.

Homeless families and individuals are provided housing plus services designed to promote self-sufficiency. Some of the services include employment services, education, counseling and household budgeting. SHELTER, Inc. owns and operates units throughout Contra Costa County, including an emergency family shelter in Martinez and family centers in Antioch and Pittsburg.
Emergency housing
We operate the Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter in Martinez to get homeless families with children off the streets and into a safe temporary home. The shelter accommodates 7 to 10 families (up to 30 people) who meet regularly with a case manager who assists with stable housing placement and links families to services such as education, employment and therapy. On average, 90% of the families exiting from our family emergency shelter move to stable housing, including long-term housing and stable, transitional housing.
Transitional Housing And Rapid Rehousing
We offer temporary housing at Lyle Morris Family Center and Pittsburg Family Center combined with services to help homeless families and individuals overcome the challenges and barriers which led to homelessness. Families pay rent equal to 30% of their adjusted monthly income while meeting regularly with a case manager to locate and secure permanent housing. On average, 70% of families served move to permanent stable housing.
Additional temporary subsidized rapid rehousing is offered to homeless families and individuals at apartment units scattered througout Contra Costa County.

Date Of Last Record Update: 04-21-2016

Website: http://shelterinc.org/

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Helpful Definitions For Shelter, Inc. Of Contra Costa County Martinez - Supportive Housing:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient 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.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

How To Volunteer at Shelter, Inc. Of Contra Costa County Martinez - Supportive Housing:

Be a volunteer. Call Shelter, Inc. Of Contra Costa County Martinez - Supportive Housing at (925) 335-0698 for current volunteer work opportunities.

Further Information:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide free services. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some charge small fees. We always urge users of our website to visit the websites of the providers when we provide them or give them a phone call to find out more details. Our service is to provide a list of possible resources.

Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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