Valley Rescue Mission

2903 2nd Avenue
Columbus, GA 31904

(706) 322-8267 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Homeless Shelter for Women, Recovery Home, Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing Shelter for Women

General Information:
Temporary emergency shelter for women and children. The transitional program gives women the opportunity to resolve issues they may be having and re-enter society with a positive mind set and lifestyle. The addiction recovery program is a six phase developmental recovery program designed for women to break their dependence on drugs, alcohol or destructive relationships. To be Eligibile: Must obtain a police report from the Columbus Police Department. Police department address, 510 10th Street, Columbus, GA Services: Homeless Shelter for Women, Recovery Home, Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing Shelter for Women


Helpful Definitions For Valley Rescue Mission:

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.Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.
Oftentimes halfway houses also assist in the treatment of substance abuse and/or alcohol and drug detox. Speak with the halfway house to see if this applies.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

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