Port Charlotte Homeless Coalition
1476 Kenesaw Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Halfway House
At the Safe House Emergency Shelter, we provide up to 60 days of shelter for people and families in crisis. The Safe House Emergency Shelter is a 52 bed general population shelter with a focus on families. This is the only shelter available in Charlotte County. Safe, supervised and dry, the shelter allows clients to stay up to 60 days. In addition to serving the single male and female population, it is the goal of the Safe House Shelter to keep families intact. This includes couples, couples with children, or single parents with minor children. There are six family units. The Safe House Shelter has served nearly 1,000 of Charlotte County’s homeless individuals and families, and more than 74% of those residents have gone on to permanent independent housing. The CCHC provides transitional housing to those who qualify for up to 24-Months. CCHC owns and rents 3 large homes (4 bedrooms with a fenced yard) to low income families with 3-4 children, and also offers a 3 bedroom home for a low-income family with a disability. Rents for the homes are affordable and include water, pest control, and lawn service.
Helpful Definitions For Port Charlotte Homeless Coalition:
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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