Urban Model Initiative Supportive Bridgeport

410 Poplar Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203) 333-3445 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
 The Urban Model Program  offers both transitional and supporting housing opportunities for individuals who are homeless and living with both psychiatric and substance use disorders.  The “transitional” housing component of the program operates out of Prospect House shelter.  In collaboration with CASA, Urban Model program participants are provided with comprehensive substance abuse assessment and treatment principles of Motivational Enhancement Therapy. The “supportive” housing component of the program is located off-site at another facility within Bridgeport, where individuals may live for a maximum of 18 months.   During each level of housing, extensive case management services are  provided by a diverse team.  A team approach with a heavy emphasis on Illness Management and Recovery, relapse prevention and skill building is provided to each client.  Staff are on site for each facility 24 hours a day.  The Urban Model program is funded by DMHAS and has a capacity of 13 individuals. Referrals are made by calling (203) 576-9041 or (203) 333-3445. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Urban Model Initiative Supportive 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.

Website: http://www.recovery-programs.org/urban_model.html

Helpful Definitions For Urban Model Initiative Supportive Bridgeport:
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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