Bernie's Place

1533 Berry Hill Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

7179250370 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Supportive housing,Transitional Housing,Homeless shelter,Emergency Shelter,Shelter,Rehab,Drug Treatment,Alcohol Treatment,Halfway House,Independent Living

General Information:
Bernie's Place offers: Supportive housing,Transitional Housing,Homeless shelter,Emergency Shelter,Shelter,Rehab,Drug Treatment,Alcohol Treatment,Halfway House,Independent Living. The mission of Bernie’s Place is to provide supportive housing and services to men and women ex-offenders, men and women in recovery from substance abuse, and individuals suffering from mild mental and physical disabilities. Upon re-entry to the community, we will assist ex-offenders and people in recovery build skills and learn the constructive behaviors needed to make positive lifestyle changes. This will afford them the opportunity to help rebuild strong families, businesses, and communities.


Helpful Definitions For Bernie's Place:

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.

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

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