Class of Housing/Services: Emergency overnight shelter for single men and women, family shelter, supportive housing, transitional housing
Shelter for Families The Emmaus Family House program serves up to 54 homeless families at one time. Of these, 28 families live together in a congregate setting at 150 How Street in Haverhill. Families live with dignity and respect in their own suites and join together for meals, meetings, and group activities in the spacious common area located on the first floor. The family shelter program also serves 26 families in scattered site apartments located in the same Haverhill neighborhood. Shelter for Individuals Mitch's Place offers temporary overnight shelter to homeless individuals year-round. Guests receive a bed, meals, and staff support to secure needed health and social services. Mitch's Place was first organized in 1987 as a winter (six month) program to accommodate the addicted population as well as those in psychiatric distress. Today, Mitch's Place is a 30-bed, year-round emergency overnight shelter for single men and women. In the winter months, the shelter offers life-saving support for up to 45 individuals. Bethel Transitional Housing and Employment Program This program, begun in 1993, is supported by federal HUD McKinney funds. Originally selected as a national demonstration project because its groundbreaking approach to family homelessness, the Bethel program provides 14 families with transitional housing and case management for up to two years. Families live in their own apartments while they participate in job training and education and gain independent living skills. Emmaus owns and operates the spacious and well-kept apartments where Bethel families reside. Emmaus seeks to create healthy, diverse communities composed of residents across income level, age, gender, race and ethnicity. The Supportive Housing Initiative The Supportive Housing Initiative (SHI) combines project-based subsidized housing with support services for 10 homeless families. All 10 apartments are located in three properties that Emmaus owns and manages in Haverhill: 115 Emerson Street, Applewood Apartments at 9 Orchard Street, and Columbia Park Apartments at 449 Main Street. All of the buildings are non-smoking and located close to public transportation, schools, shopping, social services, faith communities, and recreation. To qualify for the program, participants must agree to work with the SHI case manager to develop and implement a stabilization plan. Jericho House Safe Haven Jericho House provides supportive housing with up to 15 units in a Safe Haven setting for chronically homeless men and women. The program serves individuals living with severe mental illness and/or addictions in a “come as you are” setting that meets the individual at a place where he or she can comfortably enter the program. Outreach staff identify eligible clients from Emmaus' emergency shelter and build trusting relationships with them. Each resident receives his or her own room, meals, 24-hour staff support, and referrals to needed medical and mental health services. Jericho House offers a safe and sober environment in which mentally ill individuals can develop trust and independence. A low client-to-staff ratio insures that each resident receives optimal support and attention. Housing for the Disabled Emmaus' housing units at Emerson Street Apartments, Winter Street Apartments, and 100 Winter Street provide 20 independent apartments for homeless disabled men and women. Disabilities may include mental illness, substance abuse, HIV, mental retardation, and others. Supported with federal HUD McKinney funds through its Shelter Plus Care program, men and women live separately in their own apartments and receive rental subsidies through the Haverhill Housing Authority. Emmaus is seeking to develop more permanent units over the next several years. Evergreen Place Evergreen Place, which opened in 2009, is located at 40 Welcome Street in Haverhill. Emmaus' newest affordable housing development, it targets chronically homeless elders and other older adults who are extremely low-income (below 30% of median income). The building contains 20 single-room occupancy units of permanent affordable housing plus a live-in manager's unit. Presently nine are designated as HUD-funded Shelter Plus Care (S+C) units. Emmaus staff, along with assigned care providers (for S+C residents), arrange for needed support services, including meals on wheels, homemaker services, and home health aides, among others. What We Do Emergency Shelters Affordable Housing Prevention & Stabilization Services Education & Job Training Community Engagement FAQs Facts on Homelessness Connect With Us Sign up to receive news and updates
Helpful Definitions For Emmaus Haverhill:
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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