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Mckinney Cooperative Shelter

Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-6385

Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, housing placement, mental health

General Information:

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

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Applicants with backgrounds in arson or crimes against minors willnot be accepted

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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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Help For Children and Single Mothers
Low Income Housing
Unemployment Benefits
Food Stamps Assistance
Medical Assistance
Dental Assistance

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