Family Links - Downtown Outreach Center And Shelter (for Ages 15 To 21)

250 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(866) 583-6003 Visit Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Youth shelter and transitional housing

General Information:
    Emergency Shelter - For youth between the ages of 18 and 21, the Emergency Shelter provides support and referrals to help them successfully transition to independence. Youth may stay in the shelter for up to 60 days     Transitional Living Program (TLP) - Extended shelter and life skills programming for at-risk youth ages 16-21. This federally funded program provides case management, counseling services and tangible support including clothing, transportation and transitional housing items  


Helpful Definitions For Family Links - Downtown Outreach Center And Shelter (for Ages 15 To 21):
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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