VOA Family Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing
1321 South Preston Street
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Louisville, KY 40208
Class of Housing: Volunteers of America Family Shelter, Transitional Housing
Volunteers of America Family Shelter, Transitional housing. Services provided: Shelter, food and case management for homeless families (16 units). Employment and housing counseling, support groups, life skills workshops, tutoring, and recreation. Volunteers of America’s Family Emergency Shelter has responded to the growing population of homeless families in Louisville, Kentucky. The program provides safe emergency shelter for families who become homeless due to a wide range of factors. The shelter's hallmark is a commitment to serving the whole family in one location. The program also provides individualized case management, housing placement, and other services to help families transition back to the community and become self-sufficient. Volunteers of America’s Transitional Housing Program began in 1987. Recognizing the need to build a bridge between homelessness and permanent housing, the Transitional Housing Program offers families a place to live for up to two years after leaving the Volunteers of America of Kentucky's Family Emergency Shelter, as well as case management and housing placement services.
Helpful Definitions For VOA Family Emergency 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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