St. Francis Shelter - Family Shelter - Transitional Housing

1820 Berry St.
Salem, OR 97302

(503) 588-0428 Visit Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Provides temporary housing for homeless families in Marion and Polk counties. Transitional housing.

General Information:
St. Francis Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in need. By providing temporary transitional housing, we create an environment that allows clients to persue certain fundamental life goals, such as housing, employment, education for children and so forth. All families at St. Francis have care of children so we offer families an opportunity to visit the library and enjoy the games, materials and resources available.


Helpful Definitions For St. Francis Shelter - Family 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.

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