Three Oaks Center Lexington Park
46905 Lei Dr
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Lexington Park, MD 20653
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, homeless services.
Homeless Outreach Three Oaks Center’s Homeless Outreach program serves individuals within St. Mary’s County. An individual is considered homeless under the following conditions: an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; or an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is— a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill); an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. PATH (Project Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Assists homeless individuals with serious mental illness gain access to community based services. The Three Oaks Center advocate puts experience and expertise to work in meeting the needs of homeless people who have mental illnesses by engaging the services of community mental health centers and other mental health providers, community-based social services agencies, health care providers, and substance abuse service providers. SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, Recovery) A nationally project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that is designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Using a 3-pronged approach of Strategic Planning, Training, and Technical Assistance (TA), the SOAR TA Center coordinates this effort at the state and community level. SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) Provides eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: • Health care services • Daily living services • Personal financial planning services • Transportation services • Fiduciary and payee services • Legal Services • Child Care Services • Housing counseling services In addition, the program may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis. ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant) Assists individuals and families quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. The Center uses its ESG funding for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: both components fund housing relocation and stabilization services (including rental application fees, security deposits, utility deposits or payments, last month’s rent and housing search and placement activities). Funds may also be used for short- or medium-term rental assistance for those who are at-risk of becoming homeless or transitioning to stable housing.
Helpful Definitions For Three Oaks Center Lexington Park:
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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