To become eligible for one of the housing programs, one must have successfully completed a residential treatment program and/or have been clean for at least 30 days. The housing programs are for those who are homeless and have worked on developing the ability to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.
Housing Programs are federally funded programs whose participants are required to pay Fee-For-Service or Utility Fees. The fee-for-service is 30% of a resident’s annual income and is expected to be paid monthly. The utility fee is a nominal fee dependent on the resident’s income while participating in the program and is expected to be paid monthly.
What Makes Us Unique
The Work Experience Program (WEP) and Incentive to Independent Living are incentive programs awarded to eligible Housing residents in the efforts to support their personal goal of self sufficiency. The Mariners Inn Housing Program offers these two unique opportunities for residents to learn skills, earn money, and save earnings.
The housing programs are in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are provided daily, and include:
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Life Skills Group
- Relapse Prevention
- Employment Leads
- Legal Assistance
- Medical & Dental Referrals
- Psychiatric Services
- Medication Assistance
- Vision/Eye Glass Assistance
- In-House Workshops & Training
- Financial Planning/Budgeting
- Recreations & Socialization
- Team Building & Spiritual Retreats
- Resources to Case Management & Supportive Services as required
Work Experience Program (WEP)
Trainees are employed by Mariners Inn to work around the facility for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a maximum of 10 weeks per calendar year. Trainees earn state average minimum wage per each hour worked.
Incentive to Independent Living
Upon successful completion of a housing program (MER or TH), a percentage of their Fee-For-Service is returned (minus any money owed) to assist the resident with security deposit, utilities, and/or furniture for their permanent housing arrangement.