Barron Heights Transitional Center - Transitional Shelter For Men Memphis

1385 Lamar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

(901) 728-5873
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Provides dormitory-style transitional shelter with three meals a day for homeless men, preferably those referred by VA hospital or area homeless shelters. Provides medical referrals to VA hospital, vocational counseling, job readiness, budget and savings planning, and support services after completion of program. A 14-day blackout period occurs upon admission; during this time, clients may not leave facility except for medical appointments or legal obligations. At the end of the blackout period, residents without jobs are expected to seek employment (unless disabled and can provide proof of this from a physician). Program Fees 1/3 of wages of those working. Must work or be willing to work, unless on disability benefits. Eligibility Homeless men, with preference to men referred by VA hospital or area homeless shelters. No narcotic medications allowed at facility. Intake Process Call for details. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Barron Heights Transitional Center - Transitional Shelter For Men 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 Barron Heights Transitional Center - Transitional Shelter For Men Memphis:
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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