Metanoia House Frequently Asked Questions
What is Metanoia House's transitional housing program?
Metanoia House's transitional housing program is a supportive living arrangement designed to help individuals transition from homelessness or unstable housing situations to stable, independent living. It provides temporary housing and comprehensive support services to help clients regain stability and work towards self-sufficiency.
What services are offered in the transitional housing program?
The program typically offers a range of services including case management, life skills training, job readiness support, counseling, educational assistance, connections to healthcare services, financial literacy education, and more. The goal is to address the root causes of homelessness and equip participants with the tools they need to regain stability and independence.
How long does the transitional housing program last?
The duration of the program varies depending on individual needs and progress. On average, participants might stay in the program for six months to two years. The program is designed to provide enough time for participants to address challenges, acquire skills, and secure stable housing.
How can I support Metanoia House's transitional housing program?
You can support the program by making donations or volunteering your time and skills. Please see our "Get Involved" Page to submit a volunteer application.
Can families stay together in the transitional housing units?
Metanoia House is a men's transitional housing program and does not have the space to accommodate families. Family meeting areas in Christlife offices are available for visitors but family and friends are not allowed in client rooms at any time.
Who is eligible for the program?
Eligibility criteria vary, but generally, individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and who demonstrate a willingness to actively participate in the program's services, may be eligible. Specific eligibility requirements can be obtained by contacting Christlife Ministries and Metanoia Houses directly.
What happens after completing the transitional housing program?
Upon successfully completing the program, participants are ideally in a more stable position to secure permanent housing. Metanoia House may offer post-program support, resources, and connections to continue accessing services that can help them maintain their stability and independence.
Are pets allowed in the transitional housing units?
Metanoia House's policy regarding pets cannot accommodate pets due to space and other considerations.
What should I bring with me to Metanoia House?
Basic furnishings, hygiene, and linens are provided for each client upon arrival. Staff will help clients to obtain other needs while enrolled in the program. When preparing to enter Metanoia House's transitional housing program, it's important to bring a few essential items to ensure your comfort and ability to engage in the program effectively.
Remember that space might be limited, so prioritize bringing items that are essential for your immediate needs and well-being. A general list of items you might consider bringing includes identification documents, clothes, hygiene, medications, relaxation materials (books, hobbies), etc.
*Weapons, drugs including marijuana, alcohol, tobacco products, and sexually explicit material are not allowed on the property.
How can I apply for the transitional housing program?
To apply, interested individuals or facility case managers should contact Metanoia House's intake department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application process involves submitting an application with personal information and participating in interviews.