United Neighborhood Centers Transitional Housing
410 Olive Street
Scranton, PA 18509
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional housing, Permanent Supportive Housing for families.
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: United Neighborhood Centers’ Transitional Housing Program provides intensive case management and supportive services to homeless families. It is also geared towards assisting families in identifying goals and securing resources needed. Through this program families are given the opportunity to stay together in safe, comfortable apartments while pursuing self-sufficiency goals and permanent housing. UNC staff assists families in addressing the root cause of their homelessness and provides follow-up support. Program services include case management, budgeting, transportation, referrals to outside agencies, job search assistance, access to education opportunities and assistance with childcare. PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: United Neighborhood Centers’ Permanent Supportive Housing Program is designed to provide case management for chronically homeless individuals. The individual is provided with assistance in maintaining permanent housing and daily living skills such as shopping, cleaning and budgeting. Upon entry into the program the needs of the individual are assessed and a goal plan is developed that will enable them to work towards self-sufficiency.
Helpful Definitions For United Neighborhood Centers 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.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.
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