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    Families, usually consisting of two parents and their children but also including single parent families, extended families and nontraditional family groups, who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Homeless ServicesJoseph's House provides emergency shelter for homeless men, women, youth (16+) and families with children. Guests receive personal care items, three meals a day, the use of a laundry area, and case management assistance with goal setting, identifying and accessing appropriate housing and other special needs.RensselaerEMERGENCY SHELTERSJOSEPH'S HOUSE AND SHELTER
    Information/Referral ServicesHomeless & Traveler's Aid Society of the Capital District (HATAS) provides a 24-hour Homeless Emergency Services Program (24-HESP) that is the central intake, assessment and referral point for homeless Albany County residents needing shelter. 24-HESP arranges placements in area shelters for homeless families and their children, single adults, and runaway youths. NOTE: During normal business hours, individuals in need of shelter, contact Department of Social Services, 518-447-7300. Albany24-HOUR HOMELESS EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM (24-HESP)HOMELESS AND TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY (HATAS)
    Transitional Housing/ShelterThe Sojourn House is a transitional housing facility for homeless families. Services include: shelter, meals, personal care items, case management, assistance with apartment finding, parenting, and life skills. Referrals are available if necessary. SchenectadySOJOURN HOUSESCHENECTADY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

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