Martha's House Emergency Shelter

4134 US-441
Okeechobee, FL 34972

(863) 763-2893 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency shelter, transitional housing, mostly women and children.

General Information:
Emergency shelter, mostly women and children. 24 HOUR HOTLINE: (863) 763-0202 Services provided: Address Confidentiality Program Criminal justice support/advocacy Crisis counseling Crisis hotline Emergency cell telephone Emergency financial assistance Emergency legal advocacy Follow-up contact Forensic interviews and exams Group treatment Information and referral Mediation and dispute resolution Personal advocacy Shelter and safe house Therapy Translation services Transportation Victims compensation claims assistance Transitional housing Family counseling


Helpful Definitions For Martha's House 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.

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