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WAIT House

12 Wait St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 798-4384

Class of Housing: emergency shelter for youth ages 16 up to 21. Helping Homeless Youth in New York's Warren and Washington Counties

General Information:

If you are in need of shelter or need other immediate assistance please call WAIT House at 798-4384 or go to WAIT House at 10am - 12 Wait St. in Glens Falls, NY. We are staffed 24/7. This email is not checked on a regular basis so your request for help may be delayed.

Emergency Shelter

WAIT House's Emergency Shelter is located at 12 Wait St. in Glens Falls, NY. It is an eight bed co-ed emergency shelter for youth ages 16 up to 21. The shelter is certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Since opening in December 2003 WAIT House has provided shelter and services to over 1,300 homeless youths and their families.  WAIT House is staffed 24/7. The shelter phone number is 518.798.4384.

Services Provided
Case Management and Goal Planning
    Needs Assessment-linkage to necessary services
    (medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment)
    Reunification with family (if appropriate)
    Connection to education, training and employment
    On-site tutoring and life-skills training
    After Care– follow up and support after leaving the emergency shelter
Transitional Living Program for Young Women
WAIT House's Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth is located at 10 Wait St. in Glens Falls.  The program is now accepting residents. To be qualified for the program residents must be:
homeless or currently residing in temporary/emergency housing
    females between the ages of 16 and 21
    Pregnant, parenting or without children
    cannot be a sex offender, have a violent history or be a fire starter

Aftercare Program and Permanent Housing Assistance Program
The Aftercare Program offers continued support services to youth after they leave the shelter. This voluntary program can help the youth continue their goal plan that they started while they were shelter residents.
The Permanent Housing Assistance Program offers assistance in locating and keeping safe, affordable housing. This program is available to income qualified individuals and families with head of household 18 years old and up. We can help:
Create a household budget based on current income
    Determine what can be paid for rent, utilities and other housing expenses
    Find safe, affordable housing in the community
    Pay part of the security deposit on an apartment that fits a budget
    Provide short term rental assistance
    Connect with other services such as transportation, continuing education, childcare and job training and counseling
    Provide landlord/tenant mediation
    Ongoing case management
    Goal planning for the future

Website: http://www.hycwaithouse.org

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How To Volunteer at WAIT House:

Be a volunteer. Call WAIT House at (518) 798-4384 for current volunteer work opportunities.

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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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