Transitional housing refers to temporary accommodations for displaced individuals and families. The term "transitional" refers to the impermanent nature of the lodging and to government programs that support transition to permanent accommodations.
2. What is the difference between transitional housing and permanent housing?
Transitional housing is most often comprised of a bundle of services, including shelter, designed to bring homeless individuals closer to self-sufficiency. Permanent housing, unlike transitional housing, is shelter you pay for and is typically considered more permanent.
3. How does a Transitional Living Program work?
There are two major categories of Transitional Living Programs. One is the "Shelter" concept that provides the basic needs for nutrition, comfort, and sleeping space that may also provide a Spiritual message or is regulated by specific founding organizational requirement that are "target" specific such as the homeless. This type of Living Program is usually a very short term stay. Another shelter concept provides all of the above with the addition of security and life skill helps such as a Women's shelter that has in place specific provisions for issues concerning children, legal, and protective services. These programs are usually very flexible on "stay" time as each case is treated independently. The Shelter concept is usually funded by outside sources and do not require the Resident to pay a fee or charge for services offered.
The second Living category is "Rehabilitation" centers that have a program policy and procedure for issues that are "specific" in nature (i.e. Addiction Recovery, Diet, and Food Issues, etc.) The Rehabilitation Programs involve services that are established to meet the needs of the particular issues of admission. Some social issues can fall on the fence line between a "shelter" need and a "rehabilitation" need. (ref: Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitional_living")
4. What is A.P.O.C.?
We are an all inclusive, upscale transitional facility in Los Angeles, California. We cater to mature individuals who are serious about changing their life, and want a safe, confidential, elegant place to reside. With the honest and sincere desire and willingness to stay abstinent from all mind altering chemicals, we believe our residents will find an amazing and wonderful new way of life within our walls.
5. What areas does A.P.O.C. serve?
Greater Los Angeles, California area and Atlanta, Georgia
6. Does A.P.O.C. offer immediate or emergency housing?
We do not have emergency shelter. For emergency shelters in your area, please dial 2-1-1 from a land-line or (888) 600-4357 from a cell phone. 2-1-1 is a general resource center that services all of Los Angeles County.
7. Can you give me driving directions to your location?
8. I would like to know more about A.P.O.C. transitional homes. What are the living conditions?
We have two decentralized homes located in safe neighborhood communities throughout Los Angeles County. Our homes are comfortable, clean and fully furnished with all the amenities an individual may need.
9.How can I donate to A.P.O.C.?
Making a donation is an excellent way to support our mission.
Monetary donations online is secure (PayPal), simple, and has an immediate impact. You also have the opportunity to direct your gift to your special area of interest. Click here to see the ways to make a voluntary donation. Monetary donations are tax deductible.
Donations by mail: Send a check or money order, made payable to A Place of Comfort, Inc., 13089 Peyton Drive, #C213, Chino Hills, CA 91709.
Did You Know . . .
The most ernest beginning of Transitional Living began when in 1878 through "holiness" teaching of William Booth and wife Catherine who began the Whitechapel Christian Mission in London's East End to help feed and house the poor. The mission was reorganized along military lines, with the preachers known as officers and Booth as the general. After this the group became known as the Salvation Army. (ref: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REbooth.htm)