Interfaith Council - Heather House (for Single Women And Families)
724 Ohio Street
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Fairfield, CA 94533
Emergency Shelter/ 90 Day Work Program The homeless shelter has a full kitchen, dining room, and six bedrooms, with 24-bed capacity. We have zero tolerance for drug or alcohol use. Clients are required to complete daily chores, enforce regular scheduled bedtimes for children, and we have a strict curfew for all residents. Clients are required to turn in job search forms and housing search forms. Additionally, proof of income and savings is required. Case management assessments are required weekly and include resource referrals and program participation letters for residents to attach to housing applications. Clients also receive clothing donations, hygiene products, and food assistance. Mandatory workshops occur twice a week and cover a diverse range of life skills including parenting, credit repair, nutrition, resume and cover letter writing, preparing for job interviews and more. Optional workshops include Bible Study and Fun On the Run for kids. In partnership with Fairfield Library, Heather House reserves the Computer Center once a month for clients to complete resumes, cover letters, and learn basic computer skills.
Mental Health Shelter Homeless individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive clinical case management from Caminar. Heather House also offers case management with similar requirements to our Emergency Shelter/ 90 Day Work Program. Clients live in apartment style units and receive food assistance as needed. The program runs for 6 months to a year.
Transitional Housing Graduated clients from the Heather House 90 Day Work Program have an option to enter the on-site transitional house if available. Clients pay a reduced rent and receive case management as needed. Housing is offered for 6 months, allowing new graduates an oppurtunity to build rental history. The home has 4 bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, full kitchen and washer and dryer.
Helpful Definitions For Interfaith Council - Heather House (for Single Women And Families):
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.
How To Volunteer at Interfaith Council - Heather House (for Single Women And Families):
Be a volunteer. Call Interfaith Council - Heather House (for Single Women And Families) at 707-427-8566 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; 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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