St. Luke's Community Services Stamford

141 Franklin St
Stamford, CT 06901

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Class of Housing/Services: Inspirica serves single women, families, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people recovering from mental illness and/or drug or alcohol abuse. In addition, we provide counseling, case management, substance abuse counseling, children’s services, educ

General Information:
Emergency Housing Women’s Housing: Constructed in the late 1800s and listed on the national historic registry, 8 Woodland Place is the home of Inspirica’s women’s shelter, which provides emergency housing and support services for 25 single women for up to two months. Participants live in a boarding house structure with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, and a common TV/computer room. Participants receive breakfast and dinner through our Meal Program, often courtesy of our volunteers.   Family Housing: Our Family Housing program is made up of two components: emergency and transitional housing. The emergency shelter consists of 21 beds plus overflow cribs, provides shelter and support services to approximately seven families for up to two months. Transitional Housing Family Housing: The transitional housing component of our Family Housing program consists of 63 beds plus overflow cribs, and provides housing and support services to approximately 22 families for up to 24 months. People Living With Mental Illness: Gilead House, our residence for individuals living with mental illness, provides 16 beds for single men and women, including 3 beds in a Jail Diversion Program for adults moving through the criminal justice system on misdemeanor charges who are also working to overcome mental illness. People Living with HIV/AIDS: Our McKinney Stamford residence provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for 15 single adults. Supportive housing Inspirica operates four permanent supportive housing residences: Colony Apartments; Atlantic Apartments; Metcalf House; and, Rose Park. Together, these programs provide 86-91 people with permanent supportive housing in which tenants who hold their own leases and typically pay 30% percent of their income in rent. People Living with HIV/AIDS: McKinney Stamford and Fairfield provide permanent supportive housing for single adults. McKinney Fairfield provides provides housing for two families in which one or more members is living Affordable housing Inspirica’s 24 Woodland Place is a six-unit building contiguous to our Woodland Campus. Built in 1910, the 6,700-square-foot building provides deeply affordable housing to six families, most of whom are single mothers with children. 24 Woodland gives families in Inspirica’s Family Housing Program with a history of chronic homelessness a more reasonable and affordable housing option.


Helpful Definitions For St. Luke's Community Services Stamford:
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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