Po Box 390516
Cambridge, MA 02139
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below: It is the mission of Heading Home formerly Shelter to end homelessness in the lives of individuals and families by providing effective shelter, housing and supportive services and by promoting policy and practice necessary to change those conditions that create homelessness. Believing fully in the inherent dignity and strength of all people, Shelter serves all in a respectful and personal manner while emphasizing the values and tools of self-sufficiency, stability and independence within the greater community. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Shelter 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.
Helpful Definitions For Shelter Cambridge:
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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