Housing

City Gate Apartments

Contact:
Todd Medearis, Program Manager
City Gate Apartments
607 East Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone:
Who is eligible

City Gate apartments are designated for participants of the Whatcom County Coordinated Entry program, Whatcom County Mental Health and Drug Courts, Shelter Plus Care and Veterans Affairs in Supportive Housing (VASH) in collaboration with the Whatcom County Health Department.

  • Homeless at program entry
  • Individuals under the supervision of DOC or exiting Whatcom County Jail
  • Past history of residency in Whatcom County
  • Income at or below 50% Area Median Income
  • Committed to individual reentry plan and program participation requirements
  • Veteran status
How to apply

The City Gate facility and programs are operated in partnership with other non-profit agencies.  This program does not accept self-referrals. Please note: we do not accept reusable tenant screening reports from referral agencies.

Amenities
  • 38 studio apartments
  • Washer/dryer in each unit
  • On-site parking
  • Utilities included in monthly rent
  • Case management support services
  • Close proximity to bus routes, schools and shopping

City Gate Apartments received EPA’s Energy Star in 2016 after executing several cost saving measures including solar installation, LED lighting, thermostat updates and a power saver plug-in. The facility was in the top ten percent of similar building types in the country that are green. To earn an Energy Star, a building must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency. 

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Pioneer Transition House

Contact:
Todd Medearis, Program Manager
Pioneer Transition House
1011 Digby Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Who is eligible

Pioneer Transition House is designated for participants exiting Skagit Valley Hospital, Skagit County Community Justice Center, Skagit County Crisis Center and Pioneer Center North in collaboration with Skagit County Public Health and Community Services.

  • Individuals must be homeless at entry
  • Residents need to have a documented mental health diagnosis or a documented substance use disorder diagnosis
  • Exiting jail, hospitals, crisis centers, or inpatient treatment facilities
  • 18 years or older male or female
  • Past history of residency in Skagit County
  • Required to pay a service fee of 30% of their income, or zero with no income
  • Residents must be committed to compliance with case management and individual case management plans for more permanent housing
  • Sobriety needs to be supported and resident must agree to monitoring through urinalysis and breathalyzers
How to apply

Complete a Pioneer Transition House referral form and submit to Todd Medearis by fax at 360-336-0117.

* All referents will be notified via email about pending openings within the program. Referrals need to include in fax:

  • Resident info sheet
  • Referral doc (2 pages)
  • Copy of ID
  • Verification of homelessness
  • Verification of income
About Pioneer Transition House

Pioneer Transition House is a 10-bed transitional housing program that is co-ed. Five of the ten residents need to have documented mental health diagnosis and five need a documented substance use disorder diagnosis. Housing is approved on a month-to-month basis with a maximum stay of six months.

The housing program provides supportive services through intensive case management that is holistic in its approach. We also pride ourselves in connecting providers and community partners in a common place for a common goal, in support of our residents in transition to more permanent housing.

Carl, a past resident stated, “I was a chronic alcoholic for many years and my only goal was to die. Pioneer Transition House gave me a safe environment to deal with all my problems and addiction issues. The staff there cared about me and ensured that I get the counseling and treatment I needed. They really listened when I told them about my struggles. I got used to living around other people again in a community environment, and the pressures of every day life were brought on at a more manageable level. Currently, I am successfully living on my own in an apartment. On December 15, 2016 I will be celebrating four years of sobriety – thanks to all the staff at the Transition House!”

Services Provided
  • One meal will be available daily and all residents will be offered an opportunity to participate in therapeutic preparation of community meals for the house.
  • Once a resident is stabilized and routines are developed, we identify more permanent housing and extend our case management services up to six months after discharge.
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The Bridge

Contact:
Todd Medearis, Program Manager
The Bridge
3504 Norton Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Phone:
Who is eligible

The following eligibility criteria must be met by applicants to be considered for The Bridge:

  • Homeless at entry
  • Referred by Snohomish County embedded social worker
  • 18 years or older male or female
  • Past history of residency in Snohomish County
  • Agreement to pay a service fee of 30% of their income (zero is required with no income)
  • Residents must be committed to compliance with case management and individual case management plans for more permanent housing and employment
Referral process

If you have a client who would benefit from The Bridge services, please contact:

Todd Medearis, Program Manager    -     Email: Todd.Medearis@p-h-s.com

Phone: 425-322-3423       Fax: 425-405-3659

The Bridge is a voluntary 10-bed transitional housing program for homeless male or female adults that are exiting facilities to include detox centers, inpatient treatment and jail. The facility is located in Everett, Washington and provides intensive case management and transitional skill building. The Bridge also connects all providers in one common location so they can support our residents easier during their transition to more permanent housing, employment and in the process of improving their quality of life.

This community-based transitional housing and supportive services program focuses on better serving residents who are in need of further stabilization to enter long-term housing. Program housing is provided on a month-to-month basis with a maximum stay of six months. Intensive case management is provided with a holistic approach.

Services include connecting clients to agencies for mental health or substance abuse treatment, DSHS benefits, education, employment, debt resolution, probation completion, sobriety maintenance, and helping clients to obtain and maintain permanent/ stable housing upon exiting the program. Residents exiting the program will be more emotionally stable, physically healthier and will have achieved a form of financial stability to be able to live independently. Connecting the residents to mental health and substance abuse providers helps ensure a more supportive transition into permanent housing. Permanent housing is obtained when the resident has achieved a self-supported routine and where their income permits. 

Program partners
  • Snohomish County Human Services
  • Snohomish Diversion Center
  • Snohomish County Sheriff
  • Carnegie Resource Center
  • Local community service providers 

 

 

 

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