Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing

 

The Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Transitional Housing program is specifically geared towards men on furlough being released from incarceration through the Department of Corrections in need of supportive and stable housing. Our focus is to assist individuals with transitioning out of incarceration to temporary housing and we ask that residents commit to residing with us for at minimum 3 months to 1 year. This program does not charge individuals rent but does require that participants save 50% of all earnings to be used to transition out of our program. Staff members provide wrapped case management to residents including signing up for medical insurance, the 3 square program, and referrals to local physicians, counselors, and MAT programs. Our program works closely with our local Probation and Parole office to ensure individuals are following their conditions and have additional support to continue making prosocial choices.

Staff also provide targeted supportive services to include long term housing placement supports ranging from applying for Section 8 vouchers, to subsidized properties, or to accessing and securing market rate properties. Services also can include access to a housing support manager during their first year of leasing up upon exit from our program to support rent stabilization when leaving our program. 

In addition residents have regular access to an employment consultant who works individually with participants to assist with employment placement, education development and enrollment, referrals to vocational training and resources, and then ongoing employment support to assist with long term career goals/development.

For more information about our Transitional Housing program please contact Courtney Whittemore at courtney@fgirjc.org

Community Housing Support:

 

Another service provided by Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center is to work with individuals in the community who have present or past DOC involvement and are experiencing housing instability is Community Housing Support.  This could include working with individuals to apply to programs to find affordable housing. Ie Section 8, Champlain Housing Trust, subsidized housing, market rate, etc.  These services can include performing case management activities, monitoring, service development, apartment searching, eligibility determinations and re-examinations for any vouchers granted through Federal Subsidized programs. Staff generate and develop interest in program participation by working with partnering service providers and then connecting clients to these supports. Ie 3 Squares, insurance, employment, COSA.  Our Outreach specialist works diligently to develop positive relationships with area landlords in order to support them and their tenants, they can perform yearly re-exams and interim reports for homeowners on Federally Subsidized programs through ongoing housing supportive management.

For more information about Community Housing Support please contact Michelle Lombard at michelle@fgirjc.org