Friends Of Triangle Seniors And Food Assistance Durham

2530 Meridian Parkway
Durham, NC 27713

Class of Housing/Services: Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

General Information:
This is a Non Profit Organization that may be able to provide housing assistance. Review the details below: In May Of 2003, Mark Prokop Was Given 3 Months Notice Of A Layoff At His Company. It Was Then That He Decided To Take This Opportunity To Follow His Calling And Develop A Non-Profit Organization That Would Meet The Needs Of Those In The Triangle Area Underserved By Existing Organizations And Institutions. After Careful Research, He Discovered The Following:> The Number Of Senior Citizens In The Triangle That Needed Assistance Was Increasing Faster Than Services Could Be Provided To Them By Existing Non-Profits, Religious Communities, And Government Agencies.> Individuals, Couples, And Families In The Triangle Were Running Out Of Food More Often Than Ever Before. Many People Were Running Out Of Food For The First Time In Their Life.> Homeless Shelters, Rescue Missions, And Transitional Housing Centers In The Triangle Were Feeding More Individuals And Families Than Ever Before.Friends Of Triangle Seniors And Food Assistance (Ftsfa) Was Formed In July, 2003 By Mark Prokop, Executive Director.In Order To Effectively Address The Identified Needs, Ftsfa Has Two Different Programs With Individual Mission Statements. Mission Of Friends Of Triangle Seniors Program:Help Senior Citizens In The Triangle (Orange, Durham, And Wake Counties In North Carolina) With A Variety Of Tasks Which Senior Citizens Are Physically Unable Or Need Assistance To Perform.Mission Of Triangle Food Assistance Program:Immediate Needs:To Provide Food To Individuals And Families In The Triangle Who Are In Need Of Food.Movable Food:To Provide A Timely Service Where Perishable Food Gets Picked Up And Delivered To Triangle Organizations Individuals That Need The Food On The Same/Next Day Basis.

Helpful Definitions For Friends Of Triangle Seniors And Food Assistance Durham:
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 Friends Of Triangle Seniors And Food Assistance Durham:
Be a volunteer. Call Friends Of Triangle Seniors And Food Assistance Durham at 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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