Novaco Fairfax - Program From Shelterhouse

9677 A Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 435-4940
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, support, for domestic violence abuse survivors.

General Information:
Established in 1999 to provide transitional housing, support and guidance to domestic abuse survivors, NOVACO services and programs now operate as a program of Shelter House.  NOVACO currently offers supportive housing and services, job training, counseling and financial literacy to enable families to reach self-sufficiency through community collaboration.   Shelter House, Inc. (Administrative Office) 12310 Pinecrest Road Suite 304 Reston, VA 20191 Phone: (703) 955-7876 TTY: 711 Fax: (703) 955-7966

Helpful Definitions For Novaco Fairfax - Program From Shelterhouse:
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.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

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