The purpose of the group residence is to provide not only longer term residency to the homeless, but also a safety network of supportive services that provides opportunities to improve educational, social and economic status so that clients may regain independence, self-sufficiency and return to more traditional housing. We also provide structured services and programs for the children who enter our homes.
Currently our program offers a commitment of 3 months, with a case-by-case consideration for additional time to homeless single parents with children and older adults. Our supportive services include:
Our agency operates group residence facilities that house single women with small children and older adults. Through our partnership efforts we are able to offer daycare, mental health counseling and life skills training. Adults have the opportunity to improve their education and employment skills, develop budget management and computer knowledge, and enhance parenting skills. Children are enriched with after-school programs, monthly literacy programs and recreational, educational and social activities. This program strives to provide a living environment for homeless older adult clients and single parent families that will enable them to develop an alternative “family” network for self-help and independent living.
Staff supervises the group residence to assure maintenance, sanitation and safety. Staff is also responsible for the delivery of case management regarding screening new applicants and placing exiting residents in a more permanent living situation. Everyday household chores are the responsibility of each resident. Contractual services, networking relationships and volunteers are available to assist the residents throughout their stay in counseling, budgeting, programming and other special needs.
Who can use the Group Residence Program?
What does it cost to participate in the Group Residence Program?Once a single parent secures employment, there is a rental fee not to exceed 30% of their income per month to be collected. Single parent families must be employed, employable or attend school. The older adult may volunteer or work, depending on their circumstance and source of income.
Application forms Download PDF application, print, fill out and mail back to us:
Shared Housing Center
402 N. Good Latimer Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75204:
Shared Housing Mission:
Shared Housing Center was created in 1984 to provide and facilitate affordable housing options. Our mission has been to offer housing options and supportive services that foster independence, empowerment, and self-worth and to serve a multicultural, intergenerational population.
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