Đang chơi bàiIf you’re facing homelessness, these tips can help you prepare for and work through the situation.
If You’re About to Become Homeless
Make sure your state ID or driver’s license is current and available. Shelters and assistance programs may have strict ID requirements.
Đang chơi bàiIf possible, store your belongings. Shelters have limits on how much you may bring.
Arrange for your mail to be delivered somewhere or talk to your local post office. Many have special services for people who are homeless. You may be able to get a .
Đang chơi bàiPack a bag for yourself and each member of your family.
Keep important documents and needed medications with you.
Cost - Most shelters are free, but some may charge a small fee. Most facilities that provide residential drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs charge a fee. Many, however, are low cost, accept Medicaid, or operate on a sliding scale based on your income.
Đang chơi bàiLength of stay - This can vary from a couple of weeks to several months.
Types of services - Some facilities just provide safe shelter for the night, while others are transitional. They provide both housing and support services. They may help you with substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, or job training.
Apply for more permanent public or subsidized housing. Typically, there are long waiting lists for public and subsidized housing. Apply as soon as possible.
Homeless Resources for Special Groups
These resources are geared toward specific audiences:
) - Use these resources to find safe housing. Or, explore opportunities to return to employment, find health care, or get mental health services.
Đang chơi bàiCall the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838). You can find help 24 hours a day.
Đang chơi bàiCall the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).
- Find stable, safe housing. You can also get education help, survival aid, counseling, crisis intervention, and follow-up support.
People with Mental Illness
Đang chơi bài - Find help if you have a serious mental illness. The PATH program can assist you if you’re homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Other Types of Help if You’re Homeless
Visit to find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for other types of help. This may include financial assistance, transportation, food, counseling, and more.
Đang chơi bàiIf you don’t have medical insurance, you can use . They give checkups, treatment when you’re sick, pregnancy care, and immunizations for your children.