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Family Promise of Berks County

325 N 5th St #1
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 373-3323




Class of Housing: Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

General Information:

Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. We meet emergency needs of homeless Berks County Residents and are the only housing service that keeps families together and can serve single moms and dads with children. For most of our families, this is the first episode of homelessness. They often apologize for needing services and never thought this would happen to them. Family Promise is associated with the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc. and is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization.

What We Provide
    Safe homelike environment
    3 meals per day
    Private sleeping space for each family
    An address to receive mail
    Transportation
    Case management
    Assistance in finding housing
    Assistance in finding employment
    Referrals to cooperating social service agencies
    Education programs
    Training programs
    Community awareness


Website: http://www.familypromiseofberks.org/

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Helpful Definitions For Family Promise of Berks County:

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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