With Friends - Transitional Housing

2098 Keith Dr.
Gastonia, NC 28053

704-865-4563 Visit Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional housing for ages 10 to 21 years old who are homeless.

General Information:
Transitional housing residential program for men 10 years old to 21 years old. Offsite management for women and men 18 years old to 21 years old. With Friends is a community-based, non-profit organization that was established in 1990 to meet the needs of homeless, in crisis, and at-risk youth.   Mission: To make a positive difference in the lives of young people ages 10-21 that are homeless, in crisis, or at-risk. We provide residential shelter care, food, counseling, education, skill building, case management, outreach, follow-up and referral services that focus on positive youth development.   Services provided to youth and families in Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Iredell, and Union Counties.   Emergency Shelter: 24 hour emergency shelter for 9 youth male and female ages 10-17 FREE for up to 21 days.   Transitional Living Program: Supportive services to 8 young men ages 16-21 for up to 21 months.

Website: http://www.withfriendsinc.com/

Helpful Definitions For With Friends - 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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