Mercy Housing And Shelter Corporation Hartford

211 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

(860) 808-2040 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Transitional Housing/Shelter for AIDS/HIV   "Ryan White Part A: Transitional Housing" Short term emergency housing for single adults without children who are HIV+. Program provides stable housing while services are accessed and permanent housing is sought. Maximum stay of two years.   SITE HOURS:  M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm   ELIGIBILITY:  Ages 18+; Must be HIV+ and have income at or below 300% FPL   AGENCY DESCRIPTION:  Service agency for people who are homeless provides soup kitchen, day shelter and services to homeless families and individuals, and transitional housing for single adults for up to two years. Services to people with AIDS include case management and substance abuse counseling, an AIDS residence and subsidized scattered site apartments. Mercy Housing also manages supportive housing programs for individuals who have mental illness and for families with substance abuse and other issues who are living in their own apartments.   Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact MERCY HOUSING AND SHELTER CORPORATION 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 Mercy Housing And Shelter Corporation Hartford:
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.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

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