Welcome House of South County prides itself as being a program dedicated to helping to end homelessness and provide assistance to those in need. It is more than just a place to lay your head. Through our program, our guests are able to gain the skills and opportunities to become self sufficient and thrive independently.
Our main building, located at 8 North Road, is a 17 bed emergency shelter for single adult males and females.
In addition to the emergency shelter, Welcome House owns 5 properties of supportive housing. This includes 7 supported permanent housing units for families, 6 support permanent housing units for individuals, and 2 units of transitional housing for individuals "graduating" out of the shelter program. Welcome House currently houses a total of 43 persons within our housing units.
The soup kitchen provides 3 meals a day to guests of the emergency shelter, and opens for the community to come in for lunch Monday through Friday from 12-1pm.
Welcome House of South County has a transitional housing program designated for individuals who complete the emergency shelter program. The program is a one year program.
The main goal of the transitional housing program is to provide supportive services in order for a client to obtain permenant housing and self-sufficiency.
We have two transitional housing units for individual males and females. The units are shared coed living. Each person pays a reduced fee for rent based on their income and and is required to meet with a case manager weekly. These meetings help us to assist each person with their personal goals and give us the opportunity to assess each person on an individual basis.