Retraining The Village

16236 North Lake Street
Madera, CA 93638

559-598-1632 Visit Website
General Information:
Retraining the Village is a immediate shelter for Veterans and male individuals who are homeless and  at risk of homelessness. We provide a home like setting which includes meals, case management and assessment for Veterans who are honorably discharged.<br /> We have laundry, common areas, groups and counseling<br /> Retraining the Village is a transitional housing program for homeless individuals. Our philosophy is based on the premise that it takes a community effort–the "Village"–to help in the plight against homelessness. As an independent non-profit, our part is to bridge the gap between living in a homeless shelter to independent living by offering the stabilization of a safe, home environment. Services Providing a clean, stable living space on a case-by-case basis for individuals capable of living alone but needing a minimal amount of supervision. Promoting a Clean & Sober lifestyle within a holistic H.O.M.E (Helping Our Men Excel) setting. Offering Healthy Meals, Laundry, PG&E,  Cable TV and WiFi. Offering support services, including: mental health and behavioral programs, case management, and family reunification.


Helpful Definitions For Retraining The Village:
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.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Retraining The Village:
Be a volunteer. Call Retraining The Village at 559-598-1632 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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