Plainfield Family Success Center

1009 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060

(908) 753-4001 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: many supportive services. see details page.

General Information:
The mission of the Plainfield Family Success Center (PFSC), is to provide a holistic support system for individuals and families through facilitating access to needed or desired support services . Our aim is to foster an environment that strengthens communities by empowering families. Family Success Centers are community-based, family centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information and services. The purpose of Family Success Centers is to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families and neighborhoods stronger. Services:     Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless persons with Disabilities     Rental Assistance Services for Homeless persons with Disabilities     Transitional Housing for 18 – 24 months for Homeless persons     Emergency Assistance Services  (Call Hotline at 908 753 4002  x 15)     Referrals (Contact person depends on the type of assistance needed, so call Jasmine and she’ll properly route the call)     Family Support Services for families with children 3 – 18     Life Skills Support Groups


Helpful Definitions For Plainfield Family Success Center:
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.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.

How To Volunteer at Plainfield Family Success Center:
Be a volunteer. Call Plainfield Family Success Center at (908) 753-4001 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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