Sullivan County Housing Coalition
Southwestern Community Services, Inc. Homeless Services Program provides direct and immediate care to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are on the verge of becoming homeless in Cheshire, Sullivan, and Western Hillsboro counties. We are able to do this through the following programs…
Southwestern Community Services (SCS) has short term emergency shelter to assist families and individuals who have a housing crisis. These shelters can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are over 120 beds in Cheshire and Sullivan counties.
Upon entering the emergency shelter program, consumers receive comprehensive case management to aid them in reaching and maintaining self-sufficiency. The goal is to transition individuals and families back into their communities into safe affordable housing.
Comprehensive case management includes:
Daily/weekly meetings with Case Manager
Needs and Goals assessments
Referrals and support for substance abuse and mental health treatment
Budget counseling and savings program
Life skills workshops to include parenting, nutrition, time management, family planning
Off-site referrals to job readiness training
Telephone and computer access
Tenancy 101 courses