Bay Area Homeless Services - Emergency Shelter

3406 Wisconsin Street
Baytown, TX 77520

(281) 837-1654 Go To Website
Class of Housing: homeless shelter and services

General Information:
Baytown Sheltering Arms - mission of providing the homeless with food, shelter, and clothing. Provides a 6 week maximum stay. Must be 18 years old and be willing and able to work. Population serves: Battered Men, Battered Women, Common Law, Elderly, Ex-Offenders, Families, HIV/AIDS, Married Couples, Men with Children, Women with Children, Single Men, Single Women, Substance Abuse, Veterans. Support services provided: Food, clothing, transportation, case management, referrals, furniture. Our staff members are available to take your phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, we accept new clients only from 9AM until 4PM. Emergency Shelter Services BAHS provides emergency homeless shelter services for low-income clients in the East Harris County, Baytown, Liberty County and Chambers County area. We have separate men's and women's dormitories for the safety and privacy of our residents. BAHS provides three meals daily. Our caring professional case management staff provides an individual case management plan for every client shortly upon entry. We strongly encourage our clients to seek employment. Therefore we also provide transportation to employment interviews, perform resume critiques, and provide basic on-the-job readiness training. Clients take personal responsibility for their individual growth by actively participating in training activities, and completing routine household chores. ​ Bay Area Homeless Services believes that all clients deserve the opportunity to achieve goals and reach personal responsibility milestones. Caseworkers actively seek out client feedback to insure that their individual needs are being met while at the shelter. Case aides are trained to determine barriers to employment and success, and seek out measures to overcome those obstacles. Transitional Housing Services - Homeward Bound Bay Area Homeless Services provides transitional housing services to formerly homeless clients who require additional supportive services following their stay at the homeless shelter. Transitional housing residents must remain employed, pay their own utilities costs, participate in Life Skills classes specifically designed to strengthen recognized skills deficits, save money for permanent housing and emergencies and cooperate fully with their assigned case manager. While the maximum stay in this program is 24 months, most residents seek independent permanent living arrangements well before then. This teamwork approach provides a "safety net" for clients to develop needed skills that will enhance their chances for self-sufficiency once away from the program. Employment Services Bay Area Homeless Services provides pre-employment, post employment, job readiness, employment maintenance, casework, and classes for current and former clients. We have "real-world" volunteers who donate their time to do mock interviews, present life-skills classes and assist with post-employment career counseling. BAHS caseworkers provide a job board, and work with local employers to develop several job fairs annually. These services are available upon request to former, as well as current, clients.


Helpful Definitions For Bay Area Homeless Services - Emergency Shelter:

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.

How To Volunteer at Bay Area Homeless Services - Emergency Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Bay Area Homeless Services - Emergency Shelter at (281) 837-1654 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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