Sojourn House | Permanent Housing Program |
Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-housing
Sojourn House, a beautifully restored Victorian home located in Schenectady, it is transitional supportive housing program for homeless women with children, and homeless pregnant women. Sojourn House can accommodate seven families, with one to four children each. While at Sojourn, families are provided with all meals and personal care items, and benefit from supportive services such as case management, crisis intervention, instruction in parenting and life skills, advocacy, career counseling, staff mentoring, and Head Start for eligible children. During their stay, families work with Sojourn staff to secure a permanent residence for themselves and their children.
Sojourn House is a safe and stable environment where homeless families can work toward achieving their goals of self-reliance and independence.
Sojourn House provides a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment with an emphasis on locating permanent housing, the development of life skills, parenting skills, and career planning, so that the family can obtain and maintain their independence and self-sufficiency.
Permanent Housing Program
The Permanent Housing Program serves ten homeless families in the community, in which an adult family member is suffering with a mental health and/or substance abuse issue. Through this program, homeless families are provided with stable, permanent housing, as well as supportive services, such as case management, crisis intervention, career counseling, instruction in parenting and life skills, advocacy, and a rental subsidy. Program staff work with families in their own homes to realize and achieve their goals. Program participants are able to maintain their housing while they work toward long-term goals, such as employment, continued education, and reunification of a family.
For more information or to make a referral, contact the Director of Housing Services at 346-5097 or SCAP's Main Office at 374-9181.
Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-housing Program
The Homelessness Assistance and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) is a time limited program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which provides financial assistance and services to qualified Schenectady County individuals and families to:
- Prevent you from becoming homeless or,
- If homeless, getting you quickly re-housed and stabilized.
We may be able to help you with:
- Financial assistance for rental and utility arrears; security deposits and ongoing rental and utility subsidies.
- Mediating disputes between tenant and landlord
- Finding new housing, if necessary
- Accessing other services provided by Legal Aid, in-house and other community partners
- Ongoing case management