Homelessness

Homelessness Knows No Boundaries

It can affect anyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, or education level.

When individual who is homeless first comes to the shelter, they are often depressed and uncertain about their future. They are entering into a facility where they do not know anyone and they are often scared. Typically, they lack family and friends who can help them and they are completely without shelter options. Referrals to the shelter program come from all sources including law enforcement, hospitals, churches and other social service agencies. Sometimes they just walk in off the streets. We offer support for all of them!

  • The Family Abuse Shelter is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
  • The shelter offers safe housing to all victims of Homelessness and their children.
  • There is no fee for shelter care.
  • The shelter staff offers advocacy and case management to all victims of Homelessness.
  • Individual and group counseling is given at no charge.
  • Shelter Advocates are available 24 hours/7 days a week.

The Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County offers a variety of housing opportunities all designed to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. These housing opportunities include:

Emergency Shelter – The Family Abuse Shelter provides permanent housing with supportive services for formerly homeless individuals. Located in downtown Troy, the 121 Program offers vital housing opportunities for formerly homeless individuals who have documented disabilities and who would likely remain homeless without ongoing support. The 121 Program can house up to 8 single adults at any one time. All 8 apartments are furnished and residents pay rents no higher than 30% of their monthly income. While in the program, all residents are offered ongoing case management to assist them in achieving greater residential stability and increasing their overall income and self-sufficiency.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Rapid ReHousing

Family Rapid ReHousing – The Family Rapid ReHousing Program is designed to assist homeless families with minor children to exit emergency shelter and to move into permanent housing quicker (i.e., rapid re-housing). This program targets families with minor children who have experienced homelessness and are considered to be at high risk of re-experiencing it without ongoing support. Employment services, benefits advocacy, financial assistance, proactive landlord outreach, and housing search services are intended to help families overcome income and credit barriers to housing stability and economic security. Once in housing, families participate in 3-6 months of in-home case management, which often includes life skills and tenant education, to promote self-sufficiency. The program serves approximately 40 families per year.

Shelter staff can be contacted after hours, and on weekends by calling 911 or the Crisis Hotline, 1(800) 351-7347.