The Community Shelter provides transitional housing services and a stable living environment to 38 single adults (26 men and 12 women) who may remain in the program of up to 12 months before obtaining permanent housing. In October 2010, we began a partnership with the Veterans Administration to reserve 12 of our men’s beds for veterans experiencing homelessness. When people arrive at the Community Shelter, often overwhelmed by their circumstances, they are welcomed into a supportive environment where they can attain the special skills and tools they need to live independently.
- Last year, of those residents engaged in the program for six months or longer: 83% moved to permanent housing; 93% were employed (36% full time and 64% part time) and 97% were drug and alcohol free at the time of their exit
- While at the shelter, residents must remain drug and alcohol free, attend support group meetings such as AA and NA if applicable, find and retain employment, attend workshops on life skills and, continue to increase their vocational and educational skills
- On-site substance abuse and mental health counseling provided at the Community Shelter is focused on stabilization, psycho- educational skills, relapse prevention, and traditional engagement with 12 step programs.
- Residents pay a program fee equal to 30% of their income (up to $200) a month.
- Case management, 24-hour monitoring, curfews and behavior accountabilty are all provided to ensure clients have the support and structure needed to address the issues that led to this episode of homelessness.
Immediate open dates in March to serve dinner to our residents are: 3/5/12, 3/15/12, and 3/27/12. Please help us with this need.
Immediate open dates in March to provide bagged lunches to our residents are: 3/3/12 and 3/31/12. Please help us with this need.