Beacon Of Life Transitional Housing Des Moines

1717 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 244-4713
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Eligibility: Residents must be female, single (no men/children) and over age 18. Hours 10-4pm Fees: First night free, $10.00 per night thereafter Intake Procedure: Call to complete pre-screening form, referrals from counselor, case manager or probation office Languages Spoken: English Service Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours Description: BEACON OF LIFE is a women's transitional living program with rehabilitation services. Minimum stay of 4 months with a maximum stay of two years; 3 meals and snacks provided; no alcohol or illegal drugs allowed, and random drug testing performed. Substance abuse, mental health and medical assessments are required upon arrival. Intensive Case Management provided: residents are required to find employment and maintain appointments for counseling, aftercare, support groups, etc. SUPPORT GROUPS are open to the public, but are for women only: 1. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays at 7pm. 2. Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesday at 7pm. 3. Winner's Circle, Fridays at 6pm. For more information about support groups, contact 244-4713 ext.13. VOLUNTEERS accepted to help transport residents to employment related activities (applications, interviews, to and from work). Volunteers for weekdays, evenings, and weekends needed. Beacon of Life is not an emergency housing program. Pre-screen required. Area Served: Polk County Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Beacon of Life 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 Beacon Of Life Transitional Housing Des Moines:
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.Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 







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