There is a gradient of housing for those experiencing homelessness to be reinstated into homes, with a range of options from staying in an on-demand overnight shelter to living in a permanent home. In between, transitional housing is designed to help them better make the transition from living on the streets to having a permanent home. Transitional housing is typically supervised, in group or communal conditions, and often comes along with life skills training or other social development efforts to help those experiencing homelessness be better prepared for life as part of a social community. Some transitional housing situations also offer on-site supportive care, to better assist those struggling with mental illness or substance abuse troubles. These transitional homes are designed to help ease the adjustment of re-entering society.
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