Mercy Housing & Shelter Shepherd Home Transitional Shelter

112 Bow Lane
Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 344-0766 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional housing for men and women.

General Information:
Transitional housing for men and women. A stable, structured, and supportive transitional program for 70 homeless adults who need help correcting underlying problems that make them vulnerable to homelessness. With individual casework services and attention to substance abuse, illiteracy, poor job skills, and emotional problems, the residents gain the knowledge and ability to move to independent living. Shepherd Home, set in a quiet corner of the Connecticut Valley Hospital grounds in Middletown, provides transitional living for homeless single adults. Residents live in suites of two or three, then move to sinlge rooms. Full meal service, clothing, and personal necessities are provided as required. The hospital\'s 140-acre campus offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Important as the basic needs of food and shelter are, so too is the path to self-reliance. Shepherd Home seeks to empower individuals to improve the quality of their lives and, in turn, the quality of lfe in our society. Residents and counselors must quickly begin working on plans to move into permanent housing. Residents set goals in such areas as sobriety, education and training, job search, and savings. Counselors meet regularly with residents to assist them and to monitor progress.


Helpful Definitions For Mercy Housing & Shelter Shepherd Home Transitional 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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