Mckinney Cooperative Shelter
15 Meeting Street
Newport, RI 02840
Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, housing placement, mental health
Shelter for 19 men, 6 women. Transitional housing for 12 men, 4 women. Hours: 4:30pm - 8:30am, preference to Newport county residents
Services provided: Chronic/Severe Mental Illness Emergency Shelter Homeless Shelter People with Chronic Illnesses Transitional Housing/Shelter Social Workers and Case Management Employment assistance
REQUIREMENTS Photo ID Applicants with backgrounds in arson or crimes against minors willnot be accepted
Helpful Definitions For Mckinney Cooperative Shelter :
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.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.
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