Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Homeless Veterans Program

700 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Provides individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, substance abuse and mental health treatment. Day treatment provided at VA, vouchers provided for local shelters and housing. Transitional housing provided as part of a compensated work therapy program. Beds: 45-50 beds, plus 12 beds in transitional housing.

Helpful Definitions For Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Homeless Veterans Program:
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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