ARK Men's Shelter - Idaho Falls Rescue Mission
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Idaho Falls Rescue Mission
Homeless Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing, Temporary Housing.
The Ark is a men'’s shelter of the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission which provides both permanent as well as transitional temporary housing services to adult males 18 years of age and older. The Ark provides a safe and sober environment for men who need to get re-established in the community. The Ark provides low cost housing in order for these men to have more time to save money, pay off debts and develop the skills needed for independent living. The Ark is a 33 room facility with 55 beds.
The Ark provides 12 rooms/beds specifically for those determined to be chronically homeless. To qualify for permanent housing services males must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Show proof of either a physical, mental or addiction disability.
2. Homeless for 12 months consecutively from the time of eligibility determination or has experienced at least 4 episodes of being homelessness within the last 3 years.
The Ark provides 21 rooms and 43 beds specifically for those needing transitional housing services. To qualify for temporary housing services males must demonstrate a need to live at the Ark in order to get re-established in the community. For current room rates please call (208) 528-8015.
The Ark Services
Residents must be willing to comply with the following services as a condition to live at the Ark:
1. Nightly curfew checks.
2. Random drug and alcohol tests.
3. Residents will be assigned a case worker to assist the resident in receiving the needed services to enhance residential stability, increase job search skills/income and develop the skills needed for independent living.
4. Residents must demonstrate the ability to comply with Ark policies in order to live at the Ark.
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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.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.