Who We Serve

Tier II Program

Criteria:
– DHS Referral
– Age 18-24
– Children under 7 years (may be pregnant without other children)

Typical:
– High School Drop-out
– Little or no work experience
– 3rd Generation Welfare Recipient
– Never lived on their own

Likely:
– Domestic Violence History
– Poor Parenting Skills

Opportunities While in Shelter at West End:
– Case Management
– Referrals for educational and vocational programs
– Employment Counseling
– Individual and Group DV counseling
– Individual and Group Parenting Skills Training
– Empowerment and Independent Living Skills
– Housing Search and Counseling
– Daycare for Children
– Recreation/Intergenerational Programs

SRO Program

Criteria:
– DHS or Community Based Referral
– Over 55
– Homeless or At Risk
– Low Income

Typical:
– Late 60′s Early 70′s upon admission
– Apartment Eviction for Non-payment
– Aging Issues

Likely:
– Some drinking or gambling issues
– Loneliness and Depression

Available Services:
– Case Management mainly for Entitlements such as social security, rent subsidy, medicare, etc.
– Counseling on Aging/Quality of Life Issues
– Health Related Workshops
– Field Trips
– Recreation/Intergenerational Programs

True Colors Residence

Criteria:
– LGBT
– 18-24 upon admission
– Homeless
– 18 must fit NY/NYIII substance use criteria
– 23 must fit HUD disability criteria
– 7  are non-disabled (to date all referrals have come from DYCD providers)

Typical:
– Forced out of family home
– No support system
– TCR is their first apartment

Likely:
– Mental health issues resulting from traumatization

Available Services:
– Live Skills Coaching
– Job Readiness
– Health Care
– Education Counseling
– Mental Health/Therapy
– Programs suggested by Residence Council

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