Carpenter's Shelter Alexandria

930 N. Henry St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

General Information:
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below: Since 1998, Carpenter's has been a leader in finding solutions to ending homelessness in the metropolitan Washington region. Four comprehensive and interrelated programs are designed to end homelessness (not accommodate it) for the 1,000 children, families and adults we serve each year. Our mission is to end homelessness through services, education and advocacy. Open 365 days, 24 hours a day, Northern Virginia's largest homeless program, Carpenter's award-winning programs provide services ranging from meeting the basic needs of the chronically homeless to providing emergency shelter on freezing cold nights to keeping families together by providing temporary shelter and giving them the skills needed to return to a stable and productive existence to finally helping families remain self-reliant following graduation from the shelter. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Carpenter's 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 Carpenter's Shelter Alexandria:

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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