Family Links - Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter (DOCS)

1601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-471-6160 Visit Website Donate Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: emergency housing, transitional living program, homeless, at-risk youth

General Information:
The Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter (DOCS) serves homeless clients 18 - 21 yrs old. DOCS offers the following programs: -Emergency Shelter: For 24 hours a day, 3 meals a day plus a snack Clothing Transportation Medical assistance Individual Family and group counceling After-care and outreach services Referrals to community services -Transitional Living Program (TLP):  Life skills program for at-risk youth Case management Counseling services Clothing Transportation Transitional housing items


Helpful Definitions For Family Links - Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter (DOCS):
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.

How To Volunteer at Family Links - Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter (DOCS):
Be a volunteer. Call Family Links - Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter (DOCS) at 412-471-6160 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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