The Family Living Center
510 N. 25th Street
East Saint Louis, IL - 62205
Families only shelter.
A Transitional Housing Program For Families
Homeless families residing in emergency shelters or similar facilities for a minimum of 30 days must be referred by the social service agency assisting the family in this first step of the continuum of services.
Who can get help?
Homeless families with an adult head of household and dependent children age 17 or younger.
An adult head of household is any male, female or married couple with legal guardianship of children in the family.
What are the family's responsibilities?
Families must participate in structured programs and services designed to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
Families must contribute 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent during residency.
Constructed in 2000, The Family Living Center has fourteen apartments, a common room, computer lab, and laundry room.
Each apartment's furnishings include:
Convertible Sofa Bed, Chair, Coffee table, End table, gas range, Refrigerator, Kitchen table and chairs, Plenty of cabinet space, Bunk beds, and Dresser
What Services are offered?
The Family Living Center provides comprehensive case management services for each family. A Family Development plan is created with input from family members. These plans guide professional staff in their work with each family.
Families receive food vouchers when they enter the program. Residents purchase and prepare their own meals.
Transportation and child care subsidies may be provided if family and/or community resources are insufficient to meet these needs.
Families who successfully complete the program can receive resource assistance for 6 months after leaving the center.
The Family Living Center offers on-going training activities that meet the needs of each family member.
Other core activities offered through the Center include:
* Life Skills Training
* Education/Vocation Resources
* Finance and Budgeting Classes
* Legal Aid Assistance
* Housing Assistance
* On-Site Youth and Adult Computer Classes
How long can families stay?
Housing and supportive services are provided for 18 months and can be extended for up to 24 months depending upon consumer's progress in the Program.