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Catholic Charities Shepherd's House - Orlando

301 Thalia Dr
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 306-8119

Class of Housing: Transitional housing for women with children.

General Information:

Transitional housing for women with children.

Shepherd's House provides support and resources to at risk, economically disadvantaged homeless single mothers in need of stability and affordable housing. The program provides an opportunity to gain financial stability, parenting, employability, and life skills that will establish a solid foundation on which to build their future.
The Shepherd's House program has seven duplex apartments in Orange County, Florida that will accommodate up to fourteen mothers with children age ten or younger for six months. The mothers receive case management and life skills training at the nearby Shepherd's Common facility.

To be eligible for Transitional housing: Women over the age of 18 with children ages 8 and below, no more than two children. Must be willing to get a job, pay program fees and save money. Must be willing to participate in life skills, counseling and cooperate with case management.

Fees to stay at this transitional housing location:
10% of income for the duration of your stay
60% goes into savings
30% used for personal needs

Must be referred by a case manager. Phone interview to determine eligibility. If eligible, in-person interview is set. Program manager presents case to program panel. If accepted by panel, CEO makes decision on final approval.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

Website: https://www.cfocf.org/mothers-honored-every-day-at-shepherds-house

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Helpful Definitions For Catholic Charities Shepherd's House - Orlando:

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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