Crouch Youth Transitional Housing Program, Project Now Rock Island
418 19th Street
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Rock Island, IL 61201
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, shelter. See details.
Homeless Services homeless photo 1 Project NOW's Homeless Services Department provides services to individuals and families which are geared toward creating opportunities for them to secure permanent housing and create a self-sustaining lifestyle. The programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Rock Island County 708 Mental Health Board, and program fees. Transitional Housing Qualified applicants may be placed in one of Project NOW's Transitional Housing programs. These programs are geared toward helping the individual or family address the problems that caused them to become homeless. Transitional Housing has three main programs: homeless photo 2 Transitional Housing for Families Transitional Housing for Youth Sojourner House for Women Transitional Housing for Families: Up to a Two Year Program Participants Are Required to Work or Attend School Supportive and Preventative Services Job Coaching to Help Increase Earning Potential Families Are Required to Pay Utilities and Program Fees Transitional Housing for Youth: Participants Are Between the Ages of 16 to 21 Program Participation Can Be as Long as 2 Years Participants Are Required to Work or Attend School Supportive and Preventive Services Skills to Be a Responsible Tenant and Community Member Individuals Are Required to Pay Utilities and Program Fees Sojourner House for Women homeless photo 3 Boarding House Environment Program Participation Can Be as Long as 2 Years Participants Are Required to Work or Attend School Supportive and Preventive Services Job Coaching to Help Increase Earning Potential Permanent Supportive Housing Participants must be at least 18 years old Be chronically homeless Supportive and Preventive Services
Supportive Housing Services: Project NOW assists families and individuals connect to the information and services they need to keep their homes and apartments. Some of the ways we can help include helping customers connect to medical assistance, utility assistance and transportation assistance. Outreach workers/case workers work hand in hand with other community programs to help our customers get the help they need. Individuals or families who have already lost their homes, for instance, may be given the name and address of a local shelter(s) to take care of their most immediate need for housing. Project NOW also helps customers access Housing Authority/Rental Information. In some circumstances, customers may be directly assisted with a rental payment or deposit to ensure that they will be able to maintain their current living situation. As part of Project NOW's commitment to fighting and ending the conditions which cause homelessness, we are the lead agency in the Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care. The Continuum, covering a region of fifteen (15) counties in Illinois, is comprised of housing, social service, and employment partners in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Helpful Definitions For Crouch Youth Transitional Housing Program, Project Now Rock Island:
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.
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