Housing

Housing Housing

When individuals and families are safely housed, they’re much more likely to address their physical and mental health, addictions, and other issues. Our housing stabilization services, including emergency shelter, permanent housing, and case management, move people off the street as quickly as possible, with as few barriers as possible.

Emergency Shelter

Our “Family Homes” all provide stays of up to two years, along with the following services:

      • Case management
      • Daycare
      • Family benefits screening and enrollment services
      • Financial capability services, Job development
      • Dedicated Rapid Rehousing Specialist & short-term rental assist
      • Intensive case management for up to 12 months after families transition to permanent housing

Chamblet Family Home: For families who are homeless and pregnant or living with children.
Portis Family Home: For families who are in early recovery (coming from Family Residential Treatment) and homeless.
Revision Family Home: For families who are in early recovery (coming from Family Residential Treatment) and homeless.

Permanent Housing

Our programs provide unlimited stays with an array of services tailored to the populations served by each and which include:

      • Medical case management; assistance with medication adherence
      • Transportation assistance
      • Advocacy and mediation related to housing stability
      • Benefits counseling/planning support
      • Access to income benefits, legal services, substance use services, and vocational opportunities
      • Client-centered Individual Service Plans
      • Assistance with housing retention skills, setting goals, developing long-term plans
      • Referrals to community resources and services, medical and detoxification providers, and employment resources.

Cedar Family Home: For families whose head of household is living with HIV/AIDS.
Ruah House: For women* living with HIV/AIDS.
Victory Housing on Warren Street: For formerly (chronically) homeless individuals with a disability (substance use, mental health disorders).

Low-Threshold Housing

In the Fall of 2021, in response to the public health and humanitarian crisis unfolding near the intersection of Massachusetts Ave. and Melnea Cass Blvd., Victory Programs opened units of low-threshold permanent housing and units of low-threshold transitional housing for people coming directly off the streets, those struggling with substance use and/or risk for overdose, and who are at high risk for HIV acquisition or are living with HIV/AIDS.

Our low-threshold programs provide stays from three months to unlimited with an array of services tailored to the populations served by each and which include:

      • Supportive case management
      • Assistance with housing retention skills, setting goals, developing long-term plans
      • Referrals to community services, medical and detoxification providers, and employment resources

These new programs illustrate Victory Programs’ core belief that no person who is struggling should be asked to do the hardest thing first (whether that’s stopping substance use, addressing mental health issues, or finding permanent housing and a job), on their own, before they are offered the fundamental support they truly need.

Click here to access a detailed chart of programs.

* A client’s placement is based on gender identity and comfort, not necessarily their sex assigned at birth.