Transitional housing is time-limited housing that provides intensive support services, geared toward increasing an individual’s self-sufficiency and helping them move towards permanency, often specializing in particular areas of client needs. Transitional housing offers structure and supervision in a medication compliant, alcohol-free and drug-free living environment. Support services can include behavioral health treatment, case management, life skills, education, employment and training.
Our providers offer transitional housing in conjunction with their substance abuse and mental health programs. These are residential level 4 programs that are generally short-term and appropriate for persons who have completed residential level 2 or 3 treatment. Residential 4 programs emphasize a supportive environment while providing services that focus on recovery skills, preventing relapse, improving emotional functioning, promoting personal responsibility and reintegrating the individual into the worlds of work, education and family life.
- Housing Partnership, Inc
- The Lord's Place
- New Horizons of the Treasure Coast
- Substance Awareness Coalition (SAC)
Sober Living Houses or Recovery Residences are another type of transitional housing. They are a residential dwelling unit, or other form of group housing that is offered by any person or entity as a residence that provides a peer-supported, alcohol-free, and drug-free living environment. They are not required to be licensed, they offer no formal treatment but either mandate or strongly encourage attendance at 12-step groups. For more information and a listing of certified recovery residences, please go to the Florida Association of Recovery Residences website: www.farronline.org
Commencing July 1, 2016, all Level I, II & III recovery residences are required by state statute to seek, achieve and sustain certification in order to be eligible for referral from DCF licensed treatment providers.
This type of housing provides on-site services to help people with their daily living when they are not really able to live on their own. It can be permanent for a period of time. Examples include: assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult home family care home, long-term care facilities and hospice/respite care facilities.
The Continuum of Care (CoC) are the regional groups that provide resources to communities to implement community-wide, coordinated efforts for assessing and addressing the housing and service needs of individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness across a specified geographic area. Each CoC has a Lead Agency that is responsible for the application and administration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Grants. They manage the data collection through the Homeless Information Management System (HMIS) and provide training and communication to member agencies that provide direct service to those in need. The services provided by the CoC member agencies include homeless prevention, outreach and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services, permanent housing, and permanent supportive housing.
The CoC lead agencies in our network are:
Links to Additional Resources:
Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties
Access to Services:
A staff member at TCHSC or a Partner Agency will conduct a pre-screen and complete an application and evaluation. If the individual/family meets the basic criteria and funding is available, the consumer will be contacted to set up an appointment to see a Case Manager within 3 working days.
Palm Beach County
The Senator Phillip D. Lewis Center
- Single point of access for homeless services.
- The person seeking services should call the HOT Team number directly – 561-904-7900.
- Hotline is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Walk-ins are not accepted.
- The best time to call is in the morning; however, if you leave a message a return contact will be made
Access to Services:
Once individual contacts the HOT team a brief assessment is completed over the phone to determine appropriateness of call and need. If appropriate the F-VI-SPDAT (prioritization tool) will be administered by phone which will then determine if the member is eligible for an appointment at The Lewis Center (this does not guarantee services.)
Florida Supportive Housing Coalition
The Florida Supportive Housing Coalition is a statewide organization dedicated to fostering the development of housing for various special needs populations, including: the elderly, veterans, young people aging out of the foster care system, persons with a disability, persons with mental illness, those at risk or experiencing homelessness, ex-offenders, and others.
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