St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter - Family Shelter
209 Emmett Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Class of Housing/Services: Shelter for families.
Shelter for families. St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter is an emergency shelter assisting homeless families in South Eastern Pennsylvania to get back on their feet. A typical family may stay as long as eight weeks in a room assigned to them. They share a common laundry and bathing facilities and help with cleaning and chores around the Shelter. St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter's task in the partnership is to provide housing for the clients of the partnership. Orion Communities meets with our residents to determine marketable skills and to develop a resume. Orion will facilitate job interviews and help to arrange transportation once a job is found. Through Open Hearth, case management is provided to our residents. We contract with them for these services. To qualified clients, Open Hearth offers a transitional housing program, a Family Savings Partner-Program as well as financial management and budgeting. Thus the partners offer an array of services to move a motivated family from crisis to independence. Usually about one third of our families achieve this success and move on to their own place.
Helpful Definitions For St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter - Family 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.
How To Volunteer at St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter - Family Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter - Family Shelter at 610-933-3097 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org 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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