La Puente Home - Emergency Shelter

913 State Avenue
Alamosa, CO 81101

719-589-5909 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: emergency shelter, food assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency services, homeless prevention

General Information:
This emergency shelter provides temporary housing for families and individuals. The shelter consists of 31 beds. Length of stay depends on his or her situation. Other services include 3 meals a day, showers and laundry facilities. La Puente is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Colorado's San Luis Valley providing emergency shelter, food assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency services, homeless prevention, community outreach services, and job training for the homeless and other community members in crisis. La Puente endeavors to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently, with dignity.


Helpful Definitions For La Puente Home - Emergency Shelter:
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.

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