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Housing: Shelters/Homeless/Transition Housing

State Listings:   // CT  /   MS  /   MT  /  NY  /  WI   (Official USPS State Abbreviations)

54 Ways You Can Help The Homeless is an entire book online, this site gives information about homelessness, giving to the homeless, ending homelessness, and related resources.

ADA checklist for Emergency Shelters from the American Disabilities Act of the U.S. Government.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Veteran Resource Center (HUDVET) HUDVET provides housing for homeless, disabled or low-to-moderate income veterans, and general homeownership assistance. Call (800) 998-9999 or send e-mail to hudvet@hud.gov

Homeless Shelter Directory provides Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Organizations. This includes all resources necessary to help the needy. Find a Homeless Shelter by clicking on your state on the map. Due to the current foreclosure rate and US recession, many shelters have waiting lists. Please call before going to the shelter.

Transitional Housing.org is about providing assistance for persons along with housing. Transitional housing is supportive housing that helps fight the homeless problem in todays society. Transitional housing is generally for a limited time period. Stays can be from two weeks to twenty four months. Transitional housing provides people with help after a crisis such as homelessness or domestic violence. There are over 5276 transitional housing shelters in the database on this website and you just click on the map of the U.S. to find your location. They also provide much information on each housing location.

State Listings


Housing Assistance from the Department of Social Services Connecticut DSS provides comprehensive housing-related services thru direct grants to municipalities and community based agencies for people with disabilities. The department funds homeless shelters which provide initial shelter, nutrition and social supportive services, transitional living programs which help to facilitate the movement of homeless people into decent housing and a stable living environment, a Rent Bank which provides assistance in paying rent to low and moderate households who are at risk of becoming homeless or are in imminent danger of eviction or foreclosure, and an Emergency Rental Assistance for TANF Families in Hotels/Motels. The department maintains a fund to help clients pay for emergency housing.


Institute for Disability Studies' Shelter for All (SFA) Program The University Of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) was awarded funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its Continuum of Care/Supportive Housing Program.  Since its inception, The Institute for Disability Studies’ Shelter for All (SFA) Program solicits and assists homeless individuals with disabilities by providing supportive services to locate transitional and/or permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency and self-determination.  Since being awarded funds, SFA, a Supportive Services Only (SSO) Program, has assisted over 3,000 individuals and families with disabilities. Check out the website for who is eligible to participate and what services they provide to all Mississipians. For more information contact the:
Bond Hall, 4th floor
118 College Drive #5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: 601.266.5163
Fax: 601.266.5114
or send e-mail thru their e-mail form on their website.


The Poverello Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been helping the homeless in Missoula, Montana for nearly 35 years and has earned local and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing, and service programs.. The mission of the Poverello Center is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout the State. "The Pov" advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves. Clients of all programs represent the homeless, working-poor, disabled, mentally ill, elderly, veterans, families, runaways, children, and folks struggling with substance abuse recovery. The Pov's comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 5,000 individuals and families each year. The Pov's downtown, Ryman Street shelter, sleeps up to one hundred homeless residents a night and serves 100,000 hot meals, 365 days a year. It is the largest homeless shelter in the State of Montana. Approximately 300-350 impoverished Missoulians utilize the Pov's services each and every day. The Poverello Center operates transitional housing facilities for homeless families, The Joseph Residence, and for homeless veterans, The Valor House, as well as a daytime, drop-in center for the chronically homeless, The Salcido Center. Services provided include mental health referrals, an on-site medical clinic operated by Partnership Health, a food pantry, clothing room, hot showers, agency and job referrals, laundry room, soup kitchen, sack lunch program, and many other services that enable our clients to move into safe, affordable housing and begin a life of integrity back in the work-force. The Pov receives significant support from the community at-large (to give you an idea, the Pov filled 21,000 volunteer shifts in 2008!)

New York

Barrier Free Living is nationally recognized as the first fully accessible emergency shelter for disabled victims of domestic violence and their families, helping people with disabilities help themselves. Call (212) 677-6668


The Guest House provides emergency shelter for 86 individuals each night of the year and focuses on the education, training, case management and treatment aspects associated with eradicating homelessnes - for the men and women they serve through our 230 scattered-site permanent housing units for people who are homeless with disabilities. Participants in this program have very significant barriers to independence and therefore require long-term support to maintain an apartment in the community. In addition to a fully furnished unit or apartment, each client receives intensive case management, food and transportation subsidies. Clients with income are asked to contribute approximately 30% of their income toward rent. In 2010, 94% of permanent housing program participants maintained their supportive apartment or successfully moved into independent, unsubsidized housing. The Guest House is located at 1216 North 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205 or call 414-345-3240 or Fax (414) 345-3248.

Transitional Living Services (TLS), serving Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties, is dedicated to helping persons with mental disabilities achieve full community membership through community-based housing, supportive services, and advocacy. TLS is committed to services and programs that are consumer-centered, and that foster self-determination and self-sufficiency. TLS is committed to ensuring that adults with severe and persistent mental illness achieve their full potential for self-sufficiency. They offer a community employment program TLS offers an outpatient medical clinic, residential services, disability benefits counseling, community support services such as advocacy, case planning, medication management, life skills training, prevocational training, and money management. TLS provides their consumers with a variety of affordable, comfortable and safe housing options as part of their commitment. Transitional Living Services is located at 1040 S 70th St., Milwaukee, WI - 53214 or phone 414-476-9675 (Voice), or 414-476-9617 (TTY) or 3710 W. Douglas St., Racine, WI 53402, or phone 262-639-8084.

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