Whatcoats Veras Haven Transitional Housing Dover

3 Vera Way
Dover, DE 19904

302-734-0319 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Whatcoat Social Services (Whatcoat) provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for low-income individuals and families.       Ruth Dorsey Emergency Homeless Shelter: a 46-bed shelter for men, women, and families for up to 30-day stay.     Vera’s Haven Transitional Housing—10 townhomes for households who commit to working and continuing their education. For more information call about the Whatcoat program, please call

Website: http://peoplesplace2.com/programs-services/whatcoat-social-services/

Helpful Definitions For Whatcoats Veras Haven Transitional Housing Dover:
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.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

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