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Next Step Home Homeless Shelter

506 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 674-2788
The First Step Inn shelter serves homeless men and women in Fall River who meet the following criteria:
• 18 years of age or older
• Homeless in the City of Fall River
• Willing to submit to a search upon entry
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI
• report must be without warrants
• Alcohol and drug free
• Medically and psychologically stabilized
Services Provided:
• Guests at the shelter are required to engage in case management meetings which
result in the development of a Three Phase Individual Service
• Plan designed to identify issues and refer guests to needed services. Guests in the
First Step Inn receive the following services:
• Food and nutritional assistance
• Safe and secure sleeping environment
• Comprehensive case management
Housing placement assistance
• Psycho-educational groups
• Assistance with applications to income resources
• Crisis intervention
• 12 step meetings, and other AA/NA recovery related activities
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Outpatient substance abuse treatment access
• Coordination of emergency and long-term psychiatric care
• Referrals to community–based collateral services, educational, medical care,
domestic violence, and other forms of assistance
• Discharge and aftercare planning


Fall River Housing Authority

85 Morgan Street, Fall River, MA 02722
(508) 675-3595
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.
Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


Bay Coast Behavioral

170 Pleasant Street, #100, Fall River, MA 02721
(774) 294-5722
Services: Bay Coast Behavioral is CARF accredited for Outpatient Treatment in Mental Health for Adults, Children and Adolescents. To learn more about CARF, or Bay Coast Behavioral’s accreditation


Catholic Social Services Fall River

1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA
(508) 674-4681-12
This is a HUD Housing approved Housing Assistance agency. They may be able to provide housing assistance.
Housing assistance programs include:
• Fair Housing Pre purchase Education Workshops
• Financial Management
• Budget Counseling
• Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
• Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners
• Pre purchase Counseling
• Pre purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
• Predatory Lending Education Workshops
• Rental Assistance Housing Counseling
• Services for Homeless Counseling
We can also assist by speaking the following languages:
• English
• Portuguese
• Spanish


Fall River Family Center

257 Cherry Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 679-2109
Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)


First Step Inn

175 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 679-8001
Program providing safe shelter and daily nutritional meals to 20 homeless persons
in the City of Fall River daily. Case Management services provide at the Inn connect guests to housing, employment, entitlements, behavioral health, and an array of other services. These services, provided in a safe, comfortable environment, help homeless persons become housed in stable, permanent housing. Guests become engaged in all supportive services needed and as a result, successfully transition into the community and experience housing stability and an improved quality of life.
Admission Criteria
• 18 years of age or older
• Homeless in the City of Fall River
• Willing to submit to search upon entry
• Must meet HUD’s income guidelines
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI report must be without warrants
• Medically and psychologically stabilized
Services
• Food and nutritional assistance
• Safe and secure sleeping environment
• Comprehensive case management
• Housing placement assistance
• Psycho-educational groups
• Assistance with applications to income resources
• Crisis intervention
• 12 step meetings, and other AA/NA recovery related activities
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Outpatient substance abuse treatment access
• Coordination of emergency and long term psychiatric care
• Referrals to community-based collateral services, educational opportunities,
medical care, domestic violence and other forms of supportive services
• Discharge and aftercare planning


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