Family post-shelter support program
564 Dudley St.,
Dorchester, MA 02125
12 months of support
Families exiting an MHSA shelter program provided with up to one year of case management
Assistance for all housing types
Regardless of the type of housing, MHSA case managers help families remain stably housed
Program will work with families who move to locations anywhere in Massachusetts
Must meet eligibility criteria
Most families exiting shelter are eligible; however, eligibility criteria is determined by DHCD
About the program
The Stabilization program provides support to families who were placed into permanent housing after staying at an MHSA Congregate or Scattered Site shelter.
Qualifying families receive 12 months of post-shelter case management, including landlord/tenant negotiation, referrals to various professional services and other supports aimed at housing stabilization and retention. Like MHSA's shelter staff, Stabilization employees are trained to address a wide range of barriers faced by recently-homeless families, including trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, financial insecurity and more.
Regardless of the type of permanent housing, Case Managers remain in regular contact with each family to ensure they have the tools to meet their individualized stabilization goals and remain out of shelter.