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Dent Transitional Program (DTP)



1. Applicant must meet DTP eligibility requirements for the program.

2. Applicant must be free from acute medical conditions that may interfere with or inhibit active participation in the program, contagious diseases that may affect the health and welfare of others in the program, and alcohol/drug addition.

3. Applicant must be homeless as defined by homeless definition.
-Does the individual lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence;
-Is the individual’s primary nighttime residence either of the following: a
supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide
temporary living accommodations, an institution that provides a temporary
residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized or a public or private
place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping
accommodation for human beings

4. Applicant must be capable of self-preservation in case of an internal or external disaster.

5. Applicant must have housing issues that is determined to benefit from a 24 hour per day, seven days a week structured and supportive environment for an extended period of time as a transitional management establishment.


6. Applicant must independently perform activities of daily living and be willing
to assist with household chores as assigned by program team to cultivate the concept of ‘home-like’ environment.

7. Applicant must agree and be able to participate in the Self-Medication guidelines as outlined in the Participant Package\Self Medication Guidelines.doc.

8. Applicant must have a medical clearance, which includes negative tuberculosis
screening (PPD).

9. Applicant must be willing to participate in the transitional program which involves group meetings, the enhancement of socialization and basic computer skills and attend a job assessment & readiness workshop which enhances the mission of the program and the return to an independent lifestyle.

10. Applicant has not been in the DTP program in the past.

11. Applicant must submit to urine drug screens randomly and at the discre-
tion of the DTP staff.

12. Applicant must be willing to abide by the laws and Participant Package\DTP RULES 082408.doc of this program.

13. No suicidal ideations or attempts in the past.


1. Applicant who has legal charges/issues pending that might inhibit/interfere
with participating in the program (can be on probation status). If potential participant is on parole or probation, he must bring written verification that he can participate for full length of program without interruption and locality issues.

2. Applicant cannot have a history of or be a registered sex offender, kidnapper, or convicted murderer. Individuals released from imprisonment MUST be released with a nationwide background check/report. For local applicants; the name, SS# and DOB will be sent to the local Police Dept. to obtain a background check/report.

Due to the living distance of children and local Foster Care Housing, no convicted sex offenders, kidnappers, or murders will be allowed to enter into the DTP.

Selection Criteria
a. Must be a US Citizen
b. Must be male age 19-30
c. A non-veteran
d. Must be homeless as defined in Part IV. Homeless Assistant, Subpart A. General Provisions
e. Must be willing to have a background check
f. If admit to prior drug/alcohol addiction, must submit a recent drug/alcohol program completion certificate.
g. Prison releases (that meet criteria) exiting the system through a re-entry program

Exclusion Criteria
a. Under 19 or over the age of 30
b. Female
c. A convicted sex offender, kidnapper, or murder
e. Not willing to have a background check
f. Mentally impaired (We are not equipped to provide adequate care)
g. Physically impaired (We are not equipped to provide adequate care)
h. Has already been through the DTP
i. Veteran
j. Drug/alcohol dependent

Exit Criteria
a. Non-compliance with all DTP rules
b. Misuse of the shelter and equipment
c. Use of drug/alcohol while in the DTP
d. Sighted with a weapon
e. Giving false information
f. Medical reasons (become too ill to complete the program, etc.)
g. Found to have a contagious disease that would affect other participants

By completing the application, you acknowledge that you have read and will obey the aforementioned rules if accepted into DTP.

Dent Transitional Program (DTP) Rules




  2. No alcohol beverages on the premises.
  3. No drugs on the premises.
  4. No weapons on the premises.
  5. No fighting on the premises.




  1. No extremely loud music on the premises.
  2. Respect others and their property.
  3. Any problems should be promptly reported to the Executive Director.
  4. No outrageous profanity.
  5. No unauthorized visitors on the premises.






  1. It is strongly suggested that any valuable property be turned in and locked securely in the Executive Director’s office.  All valuables will be kept under lock and key.  A wardrobe cabinet will be provided to participants to maintain valuables that are kept by the participants.  The DTP will keep a record of accountability for participants’ funds or valuables the shelter will be holding. If a participant request to remove his valuables from the possession of the DTP, he must sign a release form specifying what was taken and the time and date.  Also, if items are returned to the security of the DTP, the participant must sign the items back in. 
  2. All participants will be required to open a checking/saving account to save funds for departure/transitioning date.  You will be required to pay $125.00 a week or $500.00 a month for program fees. You will have five days grace period, after that, you will be referred to another organization.  $250.00 deposit is required up front and will be returned if cleaning has been completed and no items are damaged/broken and all other requirements has been met.  During your stay, if any items are broken by you, the cost to repair or replace will come out of your deposit.  
  3.   Lights out at 10:30 p.m.
  4.   All chores must be completed by the end of the day.  Bedrooms should be cleaned and vacuumed daily.
  5.   Due to sensitive documents, only staff is allowed to collect mail.

By completing the application, you acknowledge that you have read and will obey the aforementioned rules if accepted into DTP.