YWCA Transitional Housing For Women

One Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 767-2505 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

General Information:
Transitional Housing   Women in need of short-term housing have access to safe, affordable living quarters at YWCA Central Massachusetts.   Creating Stability   When living paycheck to paycheck, a jump in the cost of rent, an abusive relationship, addiction or an unexpected catastrophe can have a lasting and devastating effect on a woman’s ability to succeed. Each year increasing numbers of adult women are faced with the prospect of homelessness in our community. YWCA Central Massachusetts responds to this urgent community need by providing safe, affordable housing with supportive services for adult women striving to improve the quality of their lives, while preparing them for stable housing in the community.   Women in need of short-term housing have access to safe, affordable dormitory style living quarters at One Salem Square for two months up to two years. For a modest program fee, each resident has a private room with essential furnishings and access to a community kitchen and living area.   To submit an application to the Transitional Housing program, click here.   For more information about YWCA’s Transitional Housing Program, please email  housing@ywcaworcester.org.

Website: http://www.ywcaworcester.org

Helpful Definitions For YWCA Transitional Housing For Women:
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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