Haven House Bridges Homeless Shelter Transitional Housing
840 Suffolk Avenue
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Brentwood, NY 11717
Class of Housing/Services: family homeless shelter and transitional housing.
Provides a family homeless shelter and transitional housing. HHB provides emergency housing for homeless families in Suffolk County through a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services (SCDSS). HHB operates congregate emergency housing. Staff are available 24 hours per day. The primary objective is to assist homeless families to find and maintain permanent housing. In addition, HHB assists families to establish a community network through referrals to Health services Mental health and substance abuse treatment Educational resources Vocational/employment resources Children's services HHB also offers families a variety of support services to assist them towards self-sufficiency: Obtain food and clothing Life skills development Parenting skills training GED home study Recreation and socialization Benefits advocacy Resume writing and job search
Helpful Definitions For Haven House Bridges Homeless Shelter Transitional Housing:
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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