Transitional housing is generally provided for a period of 6–18 months, during which residents are able to gain some stability in their lives.
Clients receive a great deal of support while they adjust to living off the streets and learn to live independently. Residents are not given a free ride, though, as they must hold a job and pay monthly program fees.
Special emphasis is placed on teaching clients how to manage a personal budget. One third of clients' income is utilized for monthly program fees; one third is theirs to spend on bills and personal items; and one third is saved in a bank account for use when they exit the program.
Once ready for the next step, clients transition into permanent housing.
Camillus House provides transitional housing through multiple facilities located throughout Miami-Dade County.
Transitional Housing in Miami-Dade County