An Emergency Shelter is a temporary place to live for individuals who are unable to continue living in their previous residence. Emergency shelters are similar to homeless shelters. They provide food, clothing, and other resources for people who are displaced. Usually, the people who stay in these shelters are unable to move back home due to circumstances beyond their control.
Emergency Shelters are often open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. They are open to single adults and families who are experiencing homelessness. The Emergency Shelter provides three meals a day and basic supplies to customers. The facilities must be clean and in good repair. The facility must also offer adequate privacy for customers and have adequate space for sanitary needs.
The Connecticut Department of Housing funds emergency shelters. If the shelter is located in Tolland County, the residents can discharge to permanent housing in that county or go through community-based programs. Emergency Shelters must provide participants with the tools necessary to move out of the shelter and return to stable housing. A linkage to mainstream resources should be established to help the participants obtain public benefits, maintain their income, and access other resources.
If you are interested in applying for an Emergency Shelter Grant, make sure you check the eligibility requirements. The program has strict regulations for eligibility, and you should know what you need to comply with them.
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