Family Emergency Shelter Coalition FESCO
21455 Birch St,
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Hayward, CA 94541
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing
We provide emergency shelter to homeless families with minor children. Our transitional housing is designed for families with children who are coming from a shelter or similar facility. Case managers/social workers may contact our staff about the application process by calling 510-538-0321. Shelter: At Banyan House, we have private rooms with baths for eight families, with communal dining, living room, and outdoor space. FESCO provides meals and on-site case management and mental health counseling. Families enrolled in this program are reviewed every 30 days and may stay here for 5 months. Extensions are given on a case by case basis with a maximum stay of 10 months. Our four-unit Third Street Permanent Apartments give families the privacy and most of the responsibilities of independent living, with case management and mental health services available right next door. Transitional Housing: At Banyan House, we have private rooms with baths for eight families, with communal dining, living room, and outdoor space. FESCO provides meals and on-site case management and mental health counseling. Families may stay here for up to 10 months. Our four-unit Third Street Transitional Apartments give families the privacy and most of the responsibilities of independent living, with case management and mental health services available right next door. Families may stay in these one-bedroom apartments for up to 18 months. At both facilities, families pay 30% of their adjusted income as rent. Families are referred from homeless shelters and other facilities. Our transitional housing program is designed to provide families with an affordable and stable place to live while they work, pursue education and training, build savings, learn and practice budgeting skills, and develop in a supportive environment the skills they will need to attain and maintain self-sufficiency. All parents in our transitional housing programs are expected to be working, in school or training programs that will qualify them for higher-wage work, or both. Many of these parents execute amazing juggling acts seeing to their children's needs, taking on challenging educational programs, and working, usually while relying on public transportation.
Helpful Definitions For Family Emergency Shelter Coalition FESCO:
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.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.
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