Stepping Stone Transitional Housing New Haven

660 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 777-7167 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
"Stepping Stone Transitional Housing Program" Transitional housing in a single-site housing complex for families/heads of households who are homeless, currently residing in emergency housing, or at-risk of becoming homeless. Residents may stay for up to 18-24 months and then receive follow-up support services for up to six months. Residents must commit to a structured program geared toward self-sufficiency.   SITE HOURS:  M-F: 9am-5pm   ELIGIBILITY:  Families who are either homeless, currently residing in emergency housing, or at-risk of becoming homeless; Serves single mothers with children, single fathers with children and intact married couples with children; Head of household must be age 18+ or emancipated minor with child(ren); Head of household must have legal custody of children; Must agree to a case plan; Must be able to work or attend school 20 hours per week; Income restriction; Priority to Greater New Haven, but accepts referrals from outside service area   FEE:  30% of gross annual income of family; Security deposit required   APPLICATION:  Referral from DSS worker, emergency shelter worker, or other professional advocate who has been working with the family; Application must be completed by referring agency personnel; Applications can be obtained by calling the office   AGENCY DESCRIPTION:  Ecumenical social services agency provides emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, advocacy, and support services to New Haven residents in need. The Food Pantry distributes food to Hill neighborhood families, older adults, and residents with disabilities by appointment. The Advocacy and Education Project collaborates with Mothers for Justice, a group of mothers in New Haven working to empower themselves through networking and mutual support as well as through advocacy and legislative action at the local and state levels.   Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact STEPPING STONE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING 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 Stepping Stone Transitional Housing New Haven:
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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