Penquis Journey House Dexter

59 Free Street
Dexter, ME 04930

Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
A transitional housing program available to pregnant and parenting young women ages 16-21 who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless or have an unsafe living situation. We provide safe transitional housing, case management services, life skills training, nutrition education, assistance to access health care, childcare, educational opportunities and job training. We also offer Parents Are Teachers, Too home visits for parenting support and education. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Penquis Journey House 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 Penquis Journey House Dexter:
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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