Wayside House St Louis Park Halfway House, Transitional Housing

3705 Park Center Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55416

952-224-8294 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Non Profit Organization, Transitional Housing. Halfway house for women.

General Information:
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Halfway house for women. We provide a full spectrum of recovery services to help women achieve long-term sobriety. Comprehensive wraparound services help women find safe and affordable housing, continue their education, connect with health care, prepare for the work force, improve their parenting and communication skills, etc.  By building relationships and community, providing a structured and safe environment, and giving women tools to handle their many challenges, Wayside women are able to create something new:  a chemical free, mentally healthy, positive, and stable life. All of Wayside House's programs are committed to reducing women's barriers to receiving substance abuse treatment services and maintaining recovery. We do this by providing: - Outreach to homeless shelters; - Rule 25 assessments (chemical health screening/assessments); and - Celebrating Families is a program that educates families on addiction and partners with the entire family to help break the cycle of addiction. Wayside House, Inc. provides services under four major programs: Wayside Women's Treatment Center provides residential (inpatient) and nonresidential (outpatient) substance abuse treatment, housing, recovery maintenance, and supportive services. This structured substance abuse treatment program provides education, lectures, family supports, counseling, GED classes, exercise, and wellness to promote holistic recovery. We provide many gender specific services such as trauma informed care and spirituality to meet the mental and physical health and spiritual needs of women and families. Wayside Family Treatment  (Incarnation Family Connections) is a comprehensive non-residential family treatment program with a housing option (women and their families can continue to receive services even if they are not living at Incarnation). This program provides onsite substance abuse treatment services, children's early intervention services, (e.g., nursery, pre-school) and other services that support the whole family unit while allowing women and their children to live in a safe environment. Wayside Supportive Housing is a safe, affordable housing option for families that have a serious commitment to sobriety. Located in St. Louis Park, the building contains 18 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom units. On-site services include case management, children's services and crisis assistance. The Main Street Collaborative (between Wayside House and Perspectives, Inc.) is dedicated to formerly homeless mothers and their children. The program provides outreach education, mental health, and substance abuse treatment services.  

Website: http://www.waysidehouse.org

Helpful Definitions For Wayside House St Louis Park Halfway House, Transitional Housing:
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.Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.
Oftentimes halfway houses also assist in the treatment of substance abuse and/or alcohol and drug detox. Speak with the halfway house to see if this applies.

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.

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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