Open Arms - The Bridge Albany Ga Albany

420 Pine Ave.
Albany, GA 31701

(229) 431-1121 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Provides emergency shelters for confirmed cases of abused and neglected children. These children are provided with shelter, clothing, food mental health assessments, counseling, education, advocacy and recreation. The children can stay for up to 90 days. Service hours:11:00 am to 11:00 pm MON - FRI 24 hours daily for emergency Shelter Eligibility:transitional housing: youth 18 to 21 years of age; all other services: abuse and neglected children 18 years of age and below Intake procedure:telephone Documents:Birth certificate, social security card, medical or psych records Referral required:referral by DFCS or DJJ Fees:none; DFCS pays per diem per child Area served:Atkinson, Bacon, BenHill, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Turner, Ware Services: Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups Group Homes for Dependent Children Runaway/Youth Shelters Transitional Housing/Shelter for Homeless Youth Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Open Arms - The Bridge Albany GA 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 Open Arms - The Bridge Albany Ga Albany:

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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