Habitat P L U S Lynn

520 Essex St
Lynn, MA 01902

(781) 599-8578 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing for veterans.

General Information:
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below: Mission Statement: To provide interim and transitional supportive, sober housing to veterans with psychiatric disabilities, who would otherwise be homeless. To provide program participants with information and advocacy to access existing service programs. The goal for program participants is to maintain stable housing. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Habitat P L U S with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify. HP has two program sites located right next to each other. The first site is the group home or as it is often referred to as the main house. The second site is the cooperative apartment program. GROUP HOME The group home is located in a historically significant mansard Victorian. The founders purchased this building with their own money specifically for the purpose of creating a new and innovative program for veterans with psychiatric disabilities. This house consists of four floors. The first and second floors contain the single and double rooms occupied by the veterans, as well as the common areas such as kitchen, dining room and living room. The third floor consists of three apartments that house the live-in staff and maintenance person. The basement has a laundry room complete with washer and dryer, as well as, some limited storage for household products. In this environment residents are given support services by live-in staff. Staff prepares and serves all meals family-style. Additional supports are given in the areas of activities of daily living (ADL) skills management, advocacy for treatment and services outside the agency and supervision of self-medicating residents. We must stress that we do not provide treatment. All treatment is received outside of HP, but we do provide re-enforcement and supervision in seeing that residents follow the recommendation of their treatment teams. CO-OPERATIVE APARTMENT PROGRAM Located right next door is a five unit apartment building. There are four apartments for veterans and a meeting room/office. This program was opened in 1992 as a direct response to the need of veterans who had stabilized at the main house and desired a less restrictive, more independent, yet still supported setting. In this environment veterans purchase their own groceries, prepare their own meals and maintain their apartments with limited staff supervision.

Website: http://habitatplus.org

Helpful Definitions For Habitat P L U S Lynn:
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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