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Transitions South Carolina

2025 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

General Information:

At Transitions, we engage our clients with various services and provide them a place to stay as they transition from the streets to permanent housing. We also partner with many community agencies that use their expertise to help our clients reach their goals. As a result, clients receive services that enable them to stabilize their lives, increase their income, and secure permanent housing.

The primary goal of Transitions is to move people from homelessness to permanent housing. Various strategies and types of housing are used to help stabilize individuals living on the street and enroll them in services designed to stabilize their lives, increase their income, and help them secure permanent housing.

In June, 2016, Transitions Homeless Recovery Center received the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. The rating reflects our demonstrated strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. The 4-star rating is the highest possible rating and is only awarded to organizations that exceed industry standards. In fact, a 4-star rating is awarded to approximately 25% of rated charities.

HOUSING- 260 Beds Total (adults over age 18 men and women)
Clients can be referred by staff, outreach workers, and partner agencies.
Clients must be able to perform all activities of daily living without assistance, to include bathing, bladder and bowel continence, dressing themselves, monitoring their own medications and entering the Day Center for meals.
Clients must be both medically and psychiatrically stable upon admission. Transitions is not staffed by medical or mental health supervisory staff; therefore, persons requiring medical or mental health monitoring, assistance in carrying out their activities of daily living, or who need medication monitoring  are not appropriate.
Each client will create an individual development plan with assistance from the case manager.
Participate in on site programs, activities, orientations/trainings and classes
Be referred to community-based treatment programs and classes as needed
Pursue stable income
Pursue stable housing
Complete chores and community service
Follow agencies policies and rules
Emergency: 82 beds (51 Male, 31 Female)

Emergency 68 Beds (42 Male, 26 Female) and 14 Convalescent beds (9 Male, 5 Female) These beds are for people who are on the street and need a safe place to sleep, but may not yet is ready for the structured programs of Transitions. Clients may be in active addiction and/or have a mental illness.
14 Convalescent Beds are included in this 82, clients are referred from local hospital referrals for  clients as they recuperate from physical illness or injury rather than  discharging them to traditional emergency housing facilities or the streets. Emergency will provide case management services and short-term housing (30-90 days) to individual homeless men and women.

Program: 114 beds (84 male, 30 Female)
Program will provide case management services and short-term housing (30-180 days) to individual homeless men and women who are motivated and ready to participate in a structured program of recovery, including increasing their income and securing permanent housing. Clients moving into Program must be currently drug and alcohol free, as indicated by a urine drug screen and random breathalyzer screens or actively engaged in recovery. If a client tests positive for alcohol or drugs, they must complete have a contract and treatment plan in place with their case manager. A Sled background check is conducted at entry.

Extended Program Beds: 64 Beds
A housing unit that provides a three month to 6 month opportunity to address obstacles so that clients can achieve self-sufficiency. Staff will assess each individual for possible housing extension for up to one year. Residents of the Extended Program will work to improve skills, knowledge, and behaviors, so they can attain and maintain appropriate permanent housing.

Day Center
To engage chronically homeless people in services and to recruit them into on-site housing programs, so they can begin the process of recovery;  to provide a safe and appropriate daytime alternative to the streets for those in need. Day users will be allowed into the facility from 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. with serving up to 150 adults daily.
The center will include staff support to encourage intake into the center’s programs and assistance with outside referrals and other services. The center will provide computers with internet access, community resource information, a library with a quiet area with reading materials, and a court yard including a designated smoking area. Ongoing classes and activities will be offered for day users focusing on education, resources, financial stability, health, safety and fun. Homeless court meets monthly to review referrals for misdemeanors. An on-site lunch will be provided to anyone on site in the Day Center regardless of being a   resident. Any snacks available or donated will be distributed regularly.

To identify and assertively engage, people who are living on the street in order to increase their awareness of services and to improve their readiness to participate in programs.
Transitions outreach workers works closely with other outreach workers in the community to identify, engage, and assess eligible clients for the center by visiting places where homeless people congregate including soup kitchens, public/community places, libraries and other areas identified by community partners.

Website: http://www.transitionssc.org/

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How To Volunteer at Transitions South Carolina:

Be a volunteer. Call Transitions South Carolina at 803-708-4861 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org 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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