Class of Housing/Services: emergency shelter, bridge housing, transitional housing, single women with children
-Emergency shelter at the primary objective in emergency shelter is to identify the cause of homelessness and take necessary steps towards finding permanent housing through case management and referrals.
-Bridge housing is a housing program for women and children for a period of 3 month to 1 year.
-Transitional Housing is a program serves homeless womena and their children
Helpful Definitions For Womanspace East:
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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