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Shelter Plus Care Program

Providence Housing’s Shelter Plus Care Program assists individuals that are homeless and have qualifying disabilities to find placement in safe, affordable housing which is critical to his/her stability and well-being. An eligible disability can be a history of substance use disorder, a mental illness or a diagnosis of AIDS or AIDS related diseases that impede the ability to live independently. Homelessness is defined as someone staying in an emergency shelter, graduating from a transitional housing facility or is in the process of being evicted within seven days from a private dwelling.

An individual coming into the Shelter Plus Care Program with the prognosis of chemical addiction must have 90 days clean from the point of application, demonstrate the willingness to participate in a recovery based program of treatment, must show a strong commitment to abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and should have two strong supports (i.e., Sponsor, Home Group, etc.)

Please contact Donna Granger for information about this program. 585-529-9556

Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative (SSHI)

The Supportive Suburban Housing Initiative is a permanent supportive housing program available in Greece NY that opened in 2007 and offers 22 two bedroom apartments designated for homeless families with disabilities who need case management and supportive services. Residents can stay as long as they need services and comply with program requirements, which include maintaining sobriety. The Social Worker assists families in developing a personal plan, which includes training in life skills, and achieving stability and self-sufficiency. Life skills programming is offered on site and in the community and a tutoring program is available for children during the school year. The staff for this program is employed by Providence Housing and the Catholic Diocese of Rochester and primary funding is provided by a Housing and Urban Development grant.

Please call 585-315-3151 for information and intake.

Veteran’s Housing Program

The Veteran’s Permanent Housing Program is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. This program is designed to provide permanent housing to income-eligible individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age, are low-income households, have veteran status by national standards, are homeless by HUD definition and have been diagnosed as having a disability. Participants contribute 30% of their adjusted gross income to the program.

Please contact Donna Granger for information about this program. 585-529-9556