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Medford Family Life Education

Address:
2 Central Ave
Medford, MA 02155

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(36 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(781) 391-9116

Website:
http://www.headinghomeinc.org/programs/transitional-housing

Services:
A transitional shelter with capacity for 8 families that serves more than 12 single-parent families annually. - See more at: http://www.headinghomeinc.org/programs/transitional-housing#sthash.nwCG3k1Q.dpuf


The Eliot Center at Everett

Address:
4632
Everett, MA 02149

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(36 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(781) 861-0890

Website:
http://www.eliotchs.org/services/homeless-services/path/

Services:
Provides mental health assessment, treatment, advocacy, benefit assistance, DMH referrals, housing assistance and other support services to the adult homeless population. Outreach Clinicians and Shelter Specialists provide services directly to homeless individuals residing in emergency shelters throughout Massachusetts. - - Services include: housing search assistance, general benefits assistance, street outreach programs, general counseling services, outpatient mental health facilities


The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.

-- Lewis H. Lapham

Crawford Idema Family Foundation

Address:
100 Main St #325
Concord, MA 01742

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(37 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(978) 318-0505

Website:
https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker-profile/?key=IDEM001&view_format=compact

Services:
Their grantmaking seeks to support programs and projects which provide: opportunities, services, and training for individuals to lead independent, productive, and healthy lives; enhance understanding, tolerance, compassion, and a sense of shared community between all people; promote a community of caring and compassion, and; promote the preservation of the natural environment

They are a grant making foundation and do NOT function as an operating foundation.


Housing Families Inc

Address:
919 Eastern Ave
Malden, MA 02148

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(37 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(781) 322-9119

Website:
http://www.housingfamilies.org

Services:
Housing Familes works to end family homlessless in the communities they serve. They do this by providing safe, temporary shelter, creating affordable housing, and offering individualized supportive services to family members of all ages. They respect each family in its journey toward greater security and stability.

Shelter: Housing Families operate 49 self-contained apartments as shelters for homeless families. These units are located in Malden, Revere, Medford and Everett and surrounding communities. Housing Assistance: Housing Families helps families to apply for subsidies and affordable housing. Case Management: Through training, adult education, and assistance with budgeting, obtaining medical and dental treatment, and other supportive services, Housing Families helps families build marketable skills and earning power. Children and Family Programs: Housing Families offers after-school tutoring and age-based therapeutic arts groups, counseling for adults and children, and informational workshops, support groups, and parenting groups for families. Over 200 children participated in services last year. Stabilization: Housing Families assists families during and after their move from the shelter, and gives practical and flexible support to help retain housing and create family stability. Nearly 70 families participated in services last year. Permanent Housing: Housing Families owns and operates 25 units of permanent rental housing for low-income families in the Tri-City area.


The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.

-- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

Address:
200 Springs Rd
Bedford, MA 01730

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(39 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(781) 687-2000

Website:
http://www.bedford.va.gov/services/Homeless_Veterans.asp

Services:
Provides case management, emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive housing (VASH); housing for homeless Veterans 55+; housing for homeless Veterans and family; inpatient "DOM"; low threshold "Safe Haven"; referrals to other agencies and funds that can assist in preventing Veteran homelessness and/or being rapidly rehoused.


Carriage House

Address:
294 Old Main Rd
North Falmouth, MA 02556

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(41 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(508) 564-6485

Website:
http://www.haconcapecod.org/programs-and-services/shelter-individuals-and-families/

Services:
Provides shelter for homeless families and is located in North Falmouth, MA. It specializes in serving first-time mothers and their children. - - While sheltering is primary, Carrige House also provides an ongoing in-house workshop program, supportive services, and linkages to community services. - - Service includes transitional housing and shelter for homeless families.


Lynn Shelter Association

Address:
100 Willow St
Lynn, MA 01901

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(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(781) 581-0739

Website:
http://lsahome.org/Programs.html

Services:
The Bridge House Family Shelter occupies a Victorian house here in Lynn and houses 11 homeless families. Our families have a variety of issues facing them as they work with us to regain their self sufficiency. Together, the staff and the parents work to set goals, to define areas of concern and to ensure that each family has what it needs to reach independence. Families needing housing assistance should contact DTA’s regional office for placement.


Haven Project

Address:
57 Munroe St
Lynn, MA 01901

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(42 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(781) 913-5738

Website:
http://www.havenproject.net/

Services:
The Haven Project is a drop-in center for homeless young adults (age 17-24). We offer a variety of services, including job-search assistance, housing and shelter referrals, medical and counseling referrals, skill development, free toiletries, food, clothing, and internet access.


Citizens Inn

Address:
81 Main St
Peabody, MA 01960

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(46 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(978) 531-9775

Website:
http://www.cahns.org

Services:
Citizens for Adequate Housing, Inc., ends homelessness one family at a time, by providing a dignified, nurturing and supportive environment that empowers each family to reach its social and economic potential. Their mission calls us to support their families with respect and dignity, and to do so in ways which foster independence and self-sufficiency, ultimately breaking the cycle of homelessness. Toward this end we: • Provide both emergency shelter and sober living family housing to homeless families • Assist homeless families in regaining their physical and emotional health; • Teach life skills with a focus on economic stability; • Facilitate transition form shelter to affordable rental housing; • Contribute through education and advocacy, to the creation of communities characterized by mutual respect for all its peoples • Serve as a vehicle for individuals and the business community to become partners in the solution of ending homelessness.

Inn Between: provides emergency shelter, case management and support services to homeless families.Program:Inn Transition Sober Family Living Transitional Shelter and HousingBudget: $477,451Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Homeless Program Description: Their sober living transitional housing program is at the Inn Transition. It is a progressive response to the endemic problem among homeless families of alcohol/substance abuse. This specialized program is one of only two sober living transitional housing programs state-wide and serves 8 families. Parents come to their program after having undergone detoxification and/or other extended residential treatment program. Not yet ready for complete independence, the families work on becoming stronger, goal-oriented, and ready for independent living. Families participate in group discussions, local NA and AA meetings, and counseling to intensifying relapse prevention. Their sober living component serves eight families at a time, who stay in their program for a minimum of six months. However, most remain with us longer in search of permanent, affordable housing. (The additional time in program increases their chances of long term recovery.) Program:Housing Search and StabilizationBudget: $110,000Category: HousingPopulation Served: Homeless Program Description: To be successful, homeless families need access to permanent housing and case management to maintain it. CAH addresses these issues through their housing search and stabilization program. Their work in this area with homeless families begins with their participation in a housing search process soon after arrival. Stabilization continues for up to 18 months after a family has moved on, allowing their unique continuum of care to support the family, remaining secure in their homes.  Phase 1 - Housing search: Housing search and stabilization is a very intense program with case mangers and housing specialists coordinating services while working one on one with their 25 sheltered families on a weekly basis.  In addition, they also provide these services to Wellspring House in Gloucester, MA, bringing the total number of families to 30.   Their experience has proven that when families are directly engaged in and responsible for the housing search, that they are less likely to get discouraged in the process. In fact, engaged families are more likely to follow through with utilizing available services, acquiring self-advocacy skills and taking steps which increase their likelihood of maintaining and keeping housing. This is a time-intensive process, for both the family and their staff members who work with them. Also part of this progression is simultaneously working on the issues that lead to the family’s homelessness.   Uncovering the underlying causes is critical to the family’s future success. Homeless families face many obstacles in their path toward permanent housing. Preexisting credit and bad debt often play a significant role in a family’s situation. Working with their case and stabilization managers, families address these issues to begin saving money and create payment plans to retire debt. Also, families must have previous land lords willing to recommend them for future housing. Concurrently, as issues like these and others are faced, families begin the process of identifying and applying for housing. Those seeking subsidized housing (most must) can face wait lists exceeding 1 year. Flexibility is key, and their housing specialists are available at non traditional hours to support a family’s housing search, providing the opportunities to respond to available apartments seven days a week. Throughout the process, families meet weekly with the housing specialist to review their plan and progress, and ensure all documents are in order to.  Phase 2 – Housing stabilization: For families in shelter the search for and ability to find affordable housing is a daunting and sometimes discouraging task. Maintaining housing can be just as complex for those starting over. The stabilization portion of this program addresses these concerns, working family by family, each within its unique situation.  Consistent, responsive communication between families, landlords and service providers is critical in promoting long-term stabilization, by identifying and confronting potential problems before they pose a threat to a family’s tenancy. When issues are acknowledged and confronted early, services can be augmented, additional resources secured or alternative plans of action developed to ensure the family continues to remain in their home. Housing stabilization is particularly crucial in establishing a relationship of creditability and trust between family members and property owners. This means ongoing weekly and sometimes daily family contact, often traveling to each family’s home; which can be often be outside the Danvers, Peabody, Salem areas. Stabilization staff is accessible to landlords through phone contact, monthly feedback forms and visits as necessary.  Housing stabilization includes include budget review, ensuring bills are paid and finding solutions should families fall behind. It also includes the fostering of working relationships between the family and landlord, encouraging that problems are quickly identified and solutions be reached. . For families in need of food – their food pantry may be used. For clothing or household items, in kind donations to their shelters are utilized. Incentives, encourage families to stay in program, so for the after 6, 12 and18 months’ milestone’s gift cards for groceries will be shared. Throughout the stabilization process, both plans and services remain fluid; families may no longer need some services but may require others as their circumstances change and they make progress.   Program:Inn Homes - Affordable Rental HousingBudget: $142,150Category: Population Served: Homeless Program Description: Provides 16 very low income families with below market rate affordable rental housing


Inn-Between

Address:
25 Holten St
Peabody, MA 01960

Map & Directions

(46 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(978) 532-2372

Website:
http://www.cahns.org/inn-between/

Services:
The Inn Between is an emergency program for homeless families. Founded in 1985, our original building, a lovely Victorian home, houses six families at a time, and includes one fully handicapped-accessible room. In this program we also maintain a “community room,” available for homeless families who are ineligible for shelter assistance from the state.