1631 Hayes St
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing
If your family needs emergency shelter, please call (415) 292-5228 at 11:00 am or 5:00 pm.
Our mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 1985, Hamilton Families is San Francisco's leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness. We currently operate these programs across four sites in San Francisco and Oakland.
Hamilton Transitional Housing in the North of Panhandle neighborhood houses and supports 20 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for up to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness. In November 2015, Hamilton Families opened a second transitional housing program in San Francisco, to house up to seven families experiencing homelessness with an open child welfare case. Hamilton Transitional Housing works closely with the San Francisco Dependency Drug Court and Child Welfare to provide wrap around services to families involved in their program in addition to families referred by Social Service providers throughout the Bay Area. In addition to providing a safe, welcoming environment for families to stabilize, Hamilton Transitional Housing helps families improve budgeting, parenting, and other life skills while preparing them for economic and housing stability. If you are interested in applying for Hamilton Transitional Housing, please call (415) 409-2100 x100 or email email@example.com for more information and an application packet.
Helpful Definitions For Hamilton Families:
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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