Homeless Accommodation Directory

Homeless Accommodation – State by State Listings

State by state guide to safe sleeping accommodation for those who need a little help

Every individual who is homeless could use some assistance. Below you will find a list of shelters for every state as well as information regarding the amenities and any special requirements needed to seek shelter at each accommodation provider.

If you know of a reliable and safe sleeping accommodation provider for the homeless and disadvantaged that is not listed here, please send details including name, address, telephone number and description of services provided to HelptheHomeless@SleepCupid.com

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Alabama

 

Salvation Army Montgomery

900 Maxwell Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36104

(334)269-2018

The Salvation Army Montgomery offers homeless shelter accomadations as well as food lunch services, clothing, and distribution of FEMA funds when available. The shelter has air conditioning with shelter for Men, Single Mothers, as well as for families. The Salvation Army may be able to help with Rent assistance in some situations (clients must be employeed). Check in must be done before 4pm and Identification is required. No One is accepted on the weekends, and there have been times where there is a waiting list, so please call first.

Vision of Grace Transitional Home

2764 Vandy Dr

Montgomery, AL 36110

(310)925-0801

The Vision of Grace Transitional Home is funded by a non-profit organization and provides a full 34 bedroom fully furnished home to homeless families for a duration of 3 to 4 months. There is a $25 to $75 fee depending upon the length of the stay. All utilities are paid for by the organization. Houses and availability are limited.

Birmingham PATH Center

409 21st Street N

Birmingham, AL 35203

(205) 322-6854

The Birmingham PATH center is a safe haven for chronically homeless women as well as an emergency shelter for women and children. The center offers showers, clean clothes and hot meals for both women and children. In addition to the accommodations of shelter, the center also assists with transportation, child care, and job searches. Children can receive assistance with decision-making, anger management, character education, while women can gain assistance with life plans, employment skills, budgeting, computer skills, and how to operate in a business environment. The shelter is open 365 days a year.

Family Promise of Costal Alabama Mobile

1260 Dauphin Street

Mobile AL, 36604

(251) 441-1991

Those seeking temporary shelter in the Mobile and Baldwin county area may wish to consider the Family Promise of Costal Alabama. The mission of the organization is to provide shelter to homeless families as they work to obtain sustainable independence. The Family Promise of Costal Alabama also provides HPRP (Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program) funding to qualifying families. For details about accommodations or for admittance procedures please call. ID is required.

Alaska

Glory Hole

247 S Franklin Street

Juneau, AK 99801

(907) 586-4159

The Glory Hole shelter has a very compassionate staff and is dedicated to helping those which need to have shelter for the night. The doors to the shelter open every day at 7AM and individuals can check in any time before the shelter closes for the day. Lights out is at 9:30PM daily with the accommodations located upstairs. The Glory Hole does offer phones, clothing, and food for individuals who need such. You must be sober in order to stay the night and availability is on a first come first serve basis.

McKinnell House

1712 A Street

Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 375- 3500

Mikennel House helps 2 parent families and to single parents with children. There are only 16 spaces for family rooms, so please check availability. All rooms have private bathrooms. There is a common shared children’s play room, a parent lounge, an educational classroom, and a shared dining room area. Services include individual case management, meals, and educational support. Mckinnel House is funded by The Salvation Army Family Enrichment Center (SAFE).

Covenant House

TEEN ONLY SHELTER

609 F Street

Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 272-1255

Covenant House is the state’s largest teen refuge. On average, the shelter helps over 5,500 youth a year. There are two transitional living programs to help teens with stability and independence. Right of passage is a program for teens 18-20 seeking housing and independence. Passage house provides housing for parenting and pregnant teens. Services are intended for youth who do not have a shelter or for those who do not have a safe environment in which to shelter. Services include Crisis center, transitional housing, health services, mental health services, pastoral ministry, and education assistance. Call for admittance details.

Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission

2823 East Tudor Road

Anchorage, AK 99507

(907) 563-5603

The Gospel Rescue Mission is a shelter for homeless individuals and for those which need long term rehabilitation support, specifically those seeking help from substance abuse. The building is brick and accommodates around 2000 homeless individuals a month. Around 7000 meals are provided each month to those in need. The shelter is a faith based mission with a staff of 16. The shelter targets not only giving shelter to the homeless, but empowering those which they serve to be independent. Sleeping accommodations are bunks and space is limited. Call or come by the location for details.

Arizona

Central AZ Shelter Services

230 South 12th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 256-6945

The Central AZ Shelter Services is a part of the Arizona Housing Inc. which provides assistance to provide true self sufficiency. The AHI has 5 properties: 209 West Jackson, Collins Court, Horace Steele Commons, North 17, and Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter. Some of the services offered at these locations include on-site laundry, gated parking, keycard entry, resident computers, as well as supportive services. There is an application process and there are restrictions (such as no murder, arson, or sexual offense convictions). Call the center for eligibility and detail information.

Save the Family

125 E. University Dr.

Mesa, AZ 85201

(480) 898-0228

Save the Family is a valley wide shelter which provides housing to the homeless in over 204 units. The majority of the individuals which receive help from the save the family shelter services are children. However, Adults are welcome as well. The Facilities offer stable housing, tutoring, and other support. As of 2015 applications for Save the Family transitional or rapid re-housing program are handled through the Family Housing Hub. Call (602) 595-8700 for application assistance.

Elim House Shelter

2707 E. Van Buren Street

Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 267-4111

Women who are victims of domestic violence can find shelter in the Elim House Shelter. The Domestic Violence Shelter allows women a 30-day stay, although based upon the individual’s circumstances the stay may be extended to 120 days. Advocacy services are available as well as services beyond the shelter’s ability.

Arkansas

St. Francis House

2701 S. Elm

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 644-5036

There are times when veterans return home only to find that PTS and other elements make finding sustainable housing difficult. The St. Francis home provides a Veteran’s Re-entry program allowing clients to stay up to 2 years, although the average stay is around 3 months. Those which seek shelter at St. Francis house are provided with personal items of soap and tooth paste, laundry services, meals, and counseling. Those which are not able to work as a result of their service to the country are assisted in obtaining VA pension and/or disability.

The Salvation Army

301 North 6th Street

Fort Smith, AR 72901

(479) 783-6145

There are 32 beds available at the Salvation Army for Single Men, Women or for families. Individuals can stay up to 5 nights with the availability to stay additional nights depending upon the situation. Those which receive temporary shelter are treated to daily meals, laundry services, and bathing facilities. The Salvation Army in Fort Smith can provide services for 40 men and 20 Women. Keep in mind that the beds are limited and that though the services can be provided, shelter may not be available for overnight. Call or come by for availability.

Crisis Center for Women

401 Lexington Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

(501) 782-1821

This is a battered women and children’s shelter. The shelter provides immediate emergency shelter for up to 30 days. Transitional housing services can extend up to 2 years depending upon the situation of the individual. The shelter is located on a corner lot in a two-story brick building.

California

Saint Joseph’s Family Center

899 Guerrero St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 550-4478

Family Only Shelter

The St. Joseph’s Family Center is oriented to helping families with sheltering needs. Previously a men’s shelter, the center has transitioned away from that purpose and no longer offers men sheltering services. The family homeless shelter can help up to 10 families, providing 3 daily meals, case management, counseling and job support. Unlike some shelters in the area, the catholic charities St. Joseph Family center does not use bunk bed sleeping at this time.

San Diego Rescue Mission Men’s Center

120 Elm Street

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 819-1826

Long Term Men’s Center

Located on the corner of Elm and 2nd Avenue, the San Diego Rescue Mission Men’s Center is hard to miss. It is a large white building (brick) and multiple stories. The Rescue Mission is focused on helping the physical and spiritual needs of men with addition and homelessness through a 12-month residential rehabilitation program. As this is a long-term center, men are encouraged to call or come by the center to apply for residency.

Path Hollywood

5627 Fernwood Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 960-3333

The PATH center in Los Angeles provides emergency as well as assistance for development of a housing plan to establish independent living. The Path Hollywood facility is intended for chronically homeless individuals who are seeking and waiting for available long-term housing. There are 39 beds for men and 21 beds for women. 15 private rooms are available with one bed and one toddler bed for single mothers with school-age children. Petco Place provides kennels, food, and supplies for the pets of residence in the Hollywood center.

Ascencia -Shelter & Service

1851 Tyburn Street

Glendale, CA 91204

(818) 246-7900

The Ascencia Center has 40 beds for single adults and families. The services of the shelter include street outreach, emergency as well as transitional housing. Emergency shelter beds are available to families with children and adults for up to 90 days. During the winter months, Ascencia provides various shelters throughout the state with about 100 beds. Walk-ins are accepted at the winter shelters. However, there are no walk-ins accepted at the Year-Round shelter. Applicants for housing at the Ascencia Shelter & Services are advised to apply at the center after 7am Monday through Thursday. Only 2-4 intake interviews are conducted a day, so it is best to arrive early. You must pass a drug test for consideration.

Colorado

New Genesis

1680 Sherman St.

Denver, CO 80203

(303) 831-4910

New Genesis is a shelter that is designed to not only house homeless individuals but give them a sense of accomplishment by allowing working individuals to contribute to the shelter’s upkeep. The program works to give people a new beginning and of those that make it through the first 30 days, roughly 70% go on to a productive lifestyle outside the shelter. Unlike other shelters that restrict who can come in, be it families or just women, New Genesis embraces all people equally. The Shelter’s volunteers work approximately 5,000 hours combined each year helping people work through the three phases of the program, Orientation, Residential, and Mentoring giving them a better chance at making a bright new start for themselves.

Fort Collins Rescue Mission

316 Jefferson St.

Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 224-4302

Fort Collins Rescue Mission is a shelter that is about meeting emediate needs of homeless individuals. With 75 beds and over 150 meals served each day, they certainly accomplish that goal, but the Mission is more than just food and shelter. They also offer programs to put homeless individuals on the path to overall success and work to get them off the street. In addition to the warm beds and home cooked breakfast (6am-7:30am) and dinner (4:30pm-6:30pm) the shelter has a wealth of clothing for all sizes to help individuals and families look their best as well.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

4869 N. Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304

(303)-442-4646

The winters can be particularly harsh in Colorado and therefore the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless offers a solution for those winter months. From October 15 through April 15 the shelter offers food and shelter for homeless individuals to keep them from the freezing temperatures. The shelter is open daily throughout these months from 5pm until 10am with check in between the hours of 5pm and 7pm for any in need adult. Requirements for stay are that the individual submit to a TB test to ensure the safety of all within the shelter and follow the behavioral rules set forth by the staff. During the warmer months, the shelter has programs to help individuals transition from the homeless life to having and maintaining a home of their very own.

St Mary’s Catholic Church

533 East Main St.

Aspen, CO 81612

(970) 925-1342

This homeless shelter is another that provides shelter primarily during the winter months. Check in is between 9pm and 10 pm nightly. Checkout is at 7am and departing guests are given a sack breakfast and lunch to take with them. Dinner is provided at the Schultz Health and Human Services building at 405 Castle Creek Road, Aspen. Guests must sign in by 6pm to receive dinner and showers as well as laundry facilities are provided at this location. Should any homeless individual require medical services, a physician from Aspen Valley Hospital arrives once per month to ensure that all are healthy. Computers are an additional service provided by the shelter to assist people in locating and applying for possible employment opportunities.

Connecticut

Open Hearth Association

473 Sheldon Street

Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 525-3447

Emergency Shelter for Men

The loving volunteers at Open Hearth Association welcome 25 men into their doors nightly to provide hot nutritious meals, hot showers, and a bed for the night. The Open Hearth Association has been helping men of all walks of life get back on their feet and strive to be self-sufficient since 1984. In addition to their warm and inviting atmosphere, the shelter offers a wealth of advice as to potential employment and counseling services to those that seek a deeper form of help. Men who stay within the program offered, not only get the opportunity to fill their bellies, but also their minds with training in OSHA standards to help them be an asset to manufacturing and construction jobs of all types.

Clinton Avenue Shelter

11-21 Clinton Avenue

Bridgeport CT

(203) 367-5830

Family Emergency Shelter

The Clinton Avenue Shelter in Bridgeport offers families the chance to have a safe and warm environment to call home during or after an emergency has happened. The entire shelter is comprised of two complete apartment buildings in which 12 families can reside while they get through an emergency. The families are allowed to stay within the apartment for 60 to 90 days provided that they submit to regular home visits by the staff. Space is quite limited, but the shelter works in conjunction with the Brooks Street Emergency Shelter at 309 Brooks Street, Bridgeport CT and are both maintained by the local YMCA.

Amos House

34 Rocky Glen Rd.

Danbury, CT 06813

(203) 791-9277

Family Shelter

The mission of Amos House is not only to provide adequate shelter for homeless families, but allow those families to become self-sufficient and find the road to success. The shelter is only available to house 6 families in a group type setting where the families are given private space for sleeping, but share a public bathroom, kitchen, and common area. Unlike other shelters which restrict families to only a few weeks or months, Amos House gives families the chance to really establish themselves in a job before leaving the shelter. Families are allowed to stay up to 2 years depending on their individual needs.

Delaware

Peoples Place Ruth N. Dorsey Relief Shelter

381 College Road

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 734-0319

The People’s place Ruth N. Dorsey Relief shelter offers shelter to homeless and low income families. Priority is given to homeless families and victims of domestic violence as well as those in former foster care. Women, men and families can stay up to 30 days. Transitional housing is also available for qualified applicants. There are 10 transitional homes and housing in those areas is available for up to 2 years. Services include assistance with employment and housing assistance.

The Shepherd Place “Friends Helping Friends”

1362 S. Governors Avenue

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 678-1909

The Shepherd Place was founded in 1990 and has been established since that time. The shelter has a 24/7. Focus is given to those which need emergency shelter. Transitional housing is available for clients that qualify. There is a waiting list for the program and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Shepherd Place has a 30-day maximum stay limit. Services for the shelter are in accordance with the state of Delaware.

Sojourners Place

2901 Northeast Boulevard

Wilmington, DE 19802

(302) 764-4713

Sojourners Place is a transitional housing environment that gives homeless individuals a chance at a new start in life. Instead of merely housing the homeless, the loving people at this shelter provide a program that sets both men and women on the path to self-sufficiency. The programs offered include both drug addiction and alcohol addiction programs as well as educational programs such as job training and GED certification. Sojourners Place offers 42 warm, comfortable beds for men and 8 for women and the best thing about this shelter is that loving staff will allow any person to stay as long as they need to in order to complete the programs they need. Those who go through the entire program leave with a new lease on life as well as permanent housing and an established job.

Florida

Salvation Army

1445 W. Broward Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

(954) 524-6991

The Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale has been a safe haven for homeless individuals for many years and provide a warm bed and breakfast for those with nowhere else to go. The emergency shelter is only able to offer a bed for one night per person at this time. The shelter receives request for beds every Monday between 4 and 5:15 and the capacity of the shelter is 45 people nightly. A drawing is held and then the person is contacted with their night they can sleep in the shelter. Although this is quite limiting to homeless individuals, the staff understands their needs and has contact with other homeless shelters in the area and can help the individual looking to get away from the homeless lifestyle a more permanent space to reside.

Panama City Rescue Mission

609 Allen Ave.

Panama City, FL 32401

(850) 69-0783

The Panama City Rescue Mission works to provide for the homeless in different ways. For the most immediate need, there is an option of the 5-day emergency shelter. They have separate accommodations for both men, women, and children with the men’s location being at the downtown campus with check in at 5:30 to 6pm nightly and the women and children’s shelter is located at Bethel Village where check in is from 4 to 6 pm. Transitional housing is also available and provides housing, educational programs, and substance abuse programs to those looking to leave the homeless lifestyle. The requirements are only that you arrive on time, attend chapel service, and maintain sobriety during your time at all shelters within the Panama City Rescue Mission locations.

Miami Rescue Mission

2010 NW First Ave.

Miami, FL 33242

(305) 571-2273

The Miami Rescue Mission wants to provide both men and women who have found themselves in either a homeless, substance abuse, or any other life altering situation with a place to rest their head. The emergency shelter provides a place to rest for the night and hot meals and the transitional housing gives homeless individuals the opportunity to grow and lean in a spiritual environment all while getting the food and shelter they need for as long as they may need it. The shelter is able to house up to 130 people at a time and the kitchen serves three hot fresh meals daily to anyone in need.

The Sanctuary Mission

7463 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd.

Homosassa, FL 34446

(352) 601-8025

This shelter environment is generally a transitional housing shelter that provides a place for both men and women, along with children. The men and women campuses are separate. The women are located in the Grace House while the men reside at the Sanctuary Mission main campus. Opportunities for growth can be found throughout the programs offered to help individuals and families eliminate the life controlling issues that have kept them from finding employment and permanent housing. The staff at the Sanctuary Mission are loving and truly care about the lives they work to improve. The Christian environment makes transition from substance abuse and homeless lifestyles easier with faith based programs.

Homeless Emergency Project

1120 N. Betty Lane

Clearwater, FL 33755

(727) 442-9041

Unlike some other shelters that merely offer a bed and a meal for the individual, the Homeless Emergency Project works to improve the lives of homeless individuals on a much deeper level. The shelter can accommodate up to 300 men and women and the staff works with both homeless and disabled persons to offer an improvement on their current life status. The shelter has been in existence and helping countless individuals since 1986. Individuals are taken into the shelter on primarily a referral basis, but once they arrive they are fed, clothed, and given an evaluation to determine if they may need any medicine or further medical assistance. There is no set arrival time to the Homeless Emergency Project.

Georgia

The Shepherd’s Inn

165 Ivan Allen Blvd NW

Atlanta, Ga 30313

(404)588-4015

Men’s Shelter

The Shepherd’s Inn is a wonderful opportunity for men looking to either simply find a place to sleep for the night or get off the streets for good. The capacity of this shelter is quite large at 425 men. The requirements for entry into the shelter are only that the person be sober for at least 72 hours and off of any other drug for at least 48. The shelter does not allow children to stay, but can provide you with information on other shelters throughout the area that can accommodate children.

Bigger Vision

95 North Ave

Athens, GA 30603

(706) 850-3044

Winter Shelter

The winter time can be particularly harsh for homeless individuals, but the loving staff at Bigger Vision offer a chance for up to 34 guests per night to have a warm place to call home for the night. The shelter is open from mid-October to mid-April at 6 pm each night and allows guests to stay throughout the season. Availability is based on a first come first serve basis. Breakfast and an evening meal is provided along with showers on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and Laundry on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bigger Vision also takes in donations to provide homeless people with safeguards throughout the sometimes cold days they may be roaming around the city. Warm hats, gloves, scarfs, and gloves are available.

Salvation Army

3100 Montgomery St.

Savannah, GA 31405

(912) 651-7420

The Salvation Army has long been a haven for homeless individuals within the Savanah area. At this location, guests are able to gain access to food, clothing, hygiene items, and employment opportunities in addition to warm beds for the night. The emergency shelter begins intake at 4pm nightly, but should longer or transitional housing be needed, they can assist with that also or arrange for individuals to stay at the shelter for longer periods of time. Office hours for the shelter are Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Elizabeth Inn

Elizabeth Church Rd.

Marietta, GA 30060

(770) 472-9862

Elizabeth Inn provides up to 64 people each night a safe warm place to sleep. In addition to the ability to sleep, guests get the chance to gain access to hot meals, groceries, clothing, and even employment services for those looking to leave the homeless lifestyle. There are 40 beds reserved for men and 24 for women and children. Intake is on a first come first serve basis and guests are to arrive promptly at 4:30 and stand in line until the shelter is filled to capacity. The rules for staying at Elizabeth Inn are simple and include that all guests are to arrive clean and sober and remain so in order to ensure a bed to sleep in. Return guests and families are given first priority for re-entry into the shelter.

Hawaii

Ka Hale A Ke Ola

670 Waiale Rd

Waikuku, HI 96793

(808) 242-7600

Homelessness is one of Hawaii’s little known problems and since 1986, Ka Hale A Ke Ola has been working to alleviate the homelessness rate of the state. This homeless shelter provides hot meals along with an assessment of the individual’s needs. From there they can determine whether it will be beneficial to enroll the individual in any substance abuse programs or educational opportunities to better their lives. The loving staff have worked with over 3600 individuals throughout the years and work to understand and alleviate both the initial needs of food and shelter, but also work on the person as an individual to better his or her life.

Next Step Shelter

Pier 1 off Forrest Avenue in the Kakaako area

Honolulu, HI 96808

(808) 5855-8800

Next Step Shelter may not look like much from the outside, as this shelter is located inside a warehouse, but once inside guests are treated like family. Warm beds and hot meals are there for anyone who arrives Mondays through Thursdays between 1 – 4pm. The requirements for entry are that you have a TB clearance card, homeless verification letter, and identification for each individual person. Guests are given an ID card that allows them to go in and out of the shelter as they need to and assists shelter workers with those coming back into the shelter from the night before.

Idaho

River of Life

575 S. 13th St.

Boise, ID 83702

(208) 389-9840

Men’s Shelter

River of Life works to provide homeless men from all walks of life with food, shelter, and an opportunity to grow. They can set you on the road to self-sufficiency through job training and substance abuse programs. The shelter is open for check in at 4pm nightly and this shelter will never turn an individual away for lack of space. Breakfast is served at 6:30 am, lunch at 12pm, and dinner at 7pm. The River of Life is more than just a place to call home for a night, but a chance at a new start and a new lease on life. The expert staff can help those in need to find transitional and even permanent housing.

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter

1620 W. River Street

Boise, ID 83702

(208) 343-2630

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter is a shelter that is mainly comprised of men, however they do have a wide variety of accommodations to serve families, individuals, and children, so no person should ever be turned way. 164 individuals are housed nightly at the facility and intake begins at 5:30 pm nightly. A light dinner is provided as well as mental health services, medical services, and educational opportunities. The shelter is closed during the day, but remains open throughout the night until 7am Monday thru Saturday and 8am on Sunday.

CLUB Inc

620 Woodruff Ave.

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

(208) 592-4673

CLUB Inc offers a wide variety of solutions for homeless individuals and families. Their emergency facility can house men, women, and children for up to 60 days while they work with the families to find a more permanent solution. After that time, many families choose to turn to transitional housing offered by CLUB Inc. While living at the emergency shelter, guests are encouraged to visit the drop in center to further their education or to find help for any difficulties or addictions they may be facing. The amazing staff at CLUB Inc have helped countless individuals and families build a better life for themselves since 1988 and their counseling services are among the best around.

Illinois

Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph

2715 W. Harrison

Chicago, IL 60612

(773) 287-6724

Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph has been housing homeless individuals and families from all walks of life for over 30 years. The dedicated staff work tirelessly throughout the year providing a clean and safe environment for 257 individuals nightly. There are separate accommodations for men and women and should they run out of space, they have additional accommodations at the Franciscan Annex located at 200 S. Sacramento which can accommodate an additional 65 people. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to take a shower, eat a hot meal for breakfast and dinner, and even have a chance to see a professional about any mental or physical issues you may be currently experiencing. The only requirement to the shelter is that you arrive and remain drug free throughout your stay.

Joshua Ministries Shelter

200 S. Sacramento Blvd, suite 400

Chicago IL, 60612

(773) 533-0254

Men’s Shelter

Joshua Ministries Shelter is part of a world-renowned organization that works to provide men from all over a chance to sleep in a warm comfortable environment. The Chicago location currently only has room for 60 men per night. The shelter’s compassionate staff understand the needs of these men and work to fill them whether those needs are merely food, clothing, or even their physical health. The shelter runs on a first come first serve basis and guests are asked to arrive by 6 pm and have good conduct throughout their stay.

Oaklawn Pads

10037 S. Ridgeland Ave.

Oak lawn, IL 60453

(708) 233-1221

Winter Shelter

The winter is known for being particularly rough in Illinois and to help the homeless during this time of the year Oaklawn Pads opens their doors to homeless individuals with compassion and give them a sense of dignity that cannot be found on the streets. The shelter is open from 7pm to 7 am most days with the exception of Friday which the shelter will be open until 12pm from October 1 until April 30. Oaklawn Pads has been accepting the homeless into their shelter and helping them further by offering opportunities such as education and substance abuse classes since 1990.

Indiana

Noble House Ministries

Men’s Shelter

1126 E. Main

Women’s and Children’s Center

205 E. Highland

Transitional Housing

208 W. Highland

All in Albion, Indiana 46701

(260) 636-7160

Noble House Ministries has grown to a ministry that helps thousands of people in different living situations throughout Indiana from their three Albion locations. Services include housing, drug addiction services, counseling for help with life circumstances, and the most basic need of food. Requirements for living in the shelters are only that you allow the loving staff to help you get out of your current station of existence and onto a better life. They have more than enough experience helping people out of their current homeless situation.

Turning Point

600 Williams St.

Angola, IN 46703

(260) 665-9191

Turning Point is an organization that works to not only house the homeless, but improve their lives for good. Their programs take women, men, and children that are in less than applicable living situations and help them on the road to a better life. Requirements for entry into the shelter are only that the individual cannot have any sexual or violent crime convictions and they must be a resident of Steuben County. The person is allowed to stay for up to 60 days and during that time they are able to cook in the two kitchens and utilize the items in the fully stocked pantry. Laundry facilities and showers are also available at the shelter.

Heart House

6815 US 50

Aurora, Indiana 47001

(812) 926-4890

Heart House is a shelter as well as transitional housing environment that is all inclusive in their help for the homeless. Anyone can come into this 72-bed shelter and should they desire further help than just a bed, their 12-unit apartment transitional housing is there to give the homeless a new lease on life. The staff of Heart House understand that there is more to building a life than merely the basics and therefore the programs offered are available for those looking to leave the homeless lifestyle. The programs include, educational services, substance abuse programs, and even employment services.

Iowa

Central Iowa Shelter and Services

1420 Mulberry St

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 284-5719

The Central Iowa Shelter and Services offers homeless the ability to be housed in their facility with very little restrictions. The facility is open from 4pm to 8am for homeless to utilize the 102 beds. Of those beds, 14 are designated for long-term residents and homeless veterans. Medical services are available weekly and shower and laundry facilities are available every day. Extra services such as group counseling are available as well.

The Warming Shelter

916 Nebraska St.

Sioux City, IA 51105

(712) 255-0084

Winter Shelter

Some shelters have heavy restrictions on who can and cannot come in, but during the winter months in Iowa there is no reason anyone should be left out in the cold. Here at the Warming Station no one has to. When people arrive at the shelter after 6 pm they are given hygiene items, a blanket, and a cot. There are no names taken and anyone is allowed to stay regardless of their situation as long as they remain respectful to the staff and do not fight within the building. The Warming Shelter opens from November 1 through April 30 and guests are given a small breakfast with hot coffee at 7am every morning.

Victory Center Ministries

505 9th Ave. S.

Clinton, IA 52732

(563) 242-9016

Victory Center Ministries provide over 48 people each and every night with a warm bed and food. Meals are served three times per day and open to those within the shelter as well as others just needing a bit of food to get by. They also offer pastries and bread products Monday through Friday for anyone in need. There are no requirements for stay at the shelter. Victory Center Ministries takes all people, but for those that desire more than just a warm bed and food for the night, they have a 28-week long program that puts people on the tract to success.

Kansas

Union Rescue Mission

2800 N. Hillside St

Wichita, KS 67219

(316) 687-4673

Men’s Shelter

Union Rescue Mission works to restore men to where they can be self-sufficient instead of homeless or controlled by drugs and alcohol. The offer a comprehensive program that gets men back on the right track toward a prosperous lifestyle, but they also meet the immediate needs of individual homeless men throughout the Wichita area. The faith based organization houses and feeds men each and every day and understands the fact that homelessness is an ongoing problem.

Mt Carmel Community Outreach Ministries

1130 Troup Ave.

Kansas City, KS 66104

(913) 621-1166

Family Shelter

Mt. Carmel is a transitional shelter that houses 42 people at a time to transition them from a homeless environment to that of a self-sufficient self-sustaining one. The loving staff understand that homelessness can happen to anyone and therefore they do not discriminate against anyone looking for help. The family and faith based organization has helped many families change their lives for the better throughout the years.

Shalom House

2100 N. 13th St.

Kansas City, KS 66104

(913) 321-2206

Men’s Shelter

The workers at Shalom House have been working with homeless men since their founding in 1982. Since that time, they have not only fed countless men breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but given them a warm and safe place to stay for the night as well as hope for the future. In addition to the emergency and transitional services Shalom House offers, they also give the chance for residents to find the guidance they need for medical care and furthering their educational needs. The staff give the men hope through faith based programs and nightly prayer as well.

Kentucky

VOA Family Emergency Shelter

1321 South Preston St.

Louisville, KY 40208

(502) 636-0816

The 16-unit complex at VOA Family Emergency Shelter offers both an emergency shelter as well as transitional housing that gives families the ability to get back on their feet and away from the homeless lifestyle. Families are allowed to stay within the facility for short periods of time or longer while the parents work to improve the family’s life through educational programs and substance abuse programs. The staff at VOA Family Emergency Shelter are loving, kind, and treat all families in a truly Christian environment.

Ozanam Inn

1034 S. Jackson St.

Louisville, KY 40203

(502) 584-2480

Men’s Shelter

Ozanam Inn is an organization that takes men of varying social standards including homelessness and allows them to escape the cycle that has trapped them within the lifestyle. They do have a standard shelter offered to homeless men that simply need a bed and a warm meal for the night. They house 96 men nightly and feed 600 to 650 meals each day. The extra programs are offered to 32 men in which they are given educational services and substance abuse help for those that need it. Every guest is given a warm bed, toiletries, clean clothes, and a hot shower.

St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter

1001 W. 7th St

Owensboro, KY 42301

(270) 541-1003

Men’s Shelter

From 8pm until 8am nightly men are encouraged to come to St Benedict’s Homeless Shelter for the ability to get food, a hot shower, and a warm bed for the night. The emergency homeless shelter is a part of a Christian oriented environment, so the staff works in a non-judgmental way to ensure that all the men’s basic needs are satisfied for the night. There are no requirements to stay shelter and they work to not turn anyone seeking shelter away.

The Daniel Pition Shelter

501 Walnut St.

Owensboro, KY 42301

Women, Married Couples, and Families

The Daniel Pition Shelter is more than just a place to rest your head for the night. The staff here understand that anyone is subject to fall into the homeless lifestyle and all people deserve respect. Those that arrive at the door of the shelter receive a warm bed for the night, food, and a hot shower. Those that choose to remain at the shelter and go through the transitional housing program are given a new start and a full year to utilize the transitional housing in order to get back on their feet.

Louisiana

New Orleans Mission

1129 Barron St.

New Orleans, LA 70113

(504) 523-2116

The New Orleans Mission is not your typical homeless shelter that simply opens their doors to feed, clothe, and provide people with a place to sleep. They go above and beyond the call of duty where active members of the Mission staff go into the streets and seek out the homeless to bring them into the program. They offer separate accommodations for up to 200 men and 32 women every night. Once the homeless are comfortable they can choose to remain within the program to recover from any addiction and ultimately be re-introduced as a new person with new career and lifestyle goals.

Heavenly Haven

4824 Brookstown Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

(225) 357-7206

Heavenly Haven is a faith based homeless shelter that provides food and shelter for the homeless for a period of three months. Showers, food, and laundry services are also provided to keep people looking and feeling their best. Should a guest decide that they are ready to leave the homeless lifestyle, they are given resources to help them achieve their goals, be they educational or substance abuse related.

St Joseph Shelter for Men

425 St John St

Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 233-6816

St Joseph Shelter for Men understand that sometimes there is only a need for immediate help. Their shelter is open nightly 365 days per year. Intake is at 7:30 each night and men are taken in until all beds are filled. The only requirement for stay is that you are not on the sex offender registry and you do not have any active warrants. Men also have to have a valid ID of some sort to enter. Breakfast and dinner is served to guests as well as information on any possible employment opportunities in the area should they be looking to better their current situation.

Maine

York County Shelter Program­

­147 Shaker Hill Rd

Alfred, ME 04002

(207) 324-1137

The expert staff at York County Shelter Program have been assisting the homeless and the soon to be homeless for many years. Their attitude is that no one should ever have to sleep without shelter and therefore they run the emergency shelter for anyone who is currently without a roof over their head. Requirements for entry are quite minimal an include that the person has to be mentally stable and sober. Those that do not meet the requirements are suggested and helped with alternative options.

Hope Haven Gospel Mission

209 Lincoln St

Lewison, ME 04240

(207) 783-6086

Hope Haven Gospel Mission is all about servicing the entire individual. They work to end homelessness in the area of Lewison and understand that to do that they have to provide for the immediate needs of the individual. All are welcome to come into the shelter and opening hours are 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday at 4pm. After eating the evening meal, those that desire to stay in the shelter are given a clean bed for the night. Anyone who is homeless and seeking work actively is allowed to stay for up to 60 days.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

263 Main St.

Bangor, ME04401

(207) 947-0092

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is one of the few homeless shelters that do not have set guidelines on the amount of time an individual is able to stay. Their goal is to keep people away from the homeless lifestyle permanently. The only requirement is that the individual is at least 18, actively seeking employment, and follows the behavioral guidelines of the shelter including getting along with other residents and keeping the shelter clean. The shelter contains 36 beds and check in is at 5pm with lights out at 10pm. Guests are given breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this facility.

Massachusetts

Mainspring House

54 N. Main St.

Brockton, MA 02301

(508) 587-5441

Mainspring House has a wonderful staff just waiting to help any homeless individual with a warm, comfortable night stay. The capacity of the shelter is limited to 47 men and 18 women at any one time and all who stay are given 3 meals a day and clothing if they need it. Transportation services as well as medical referrals are given as well. The only requirement for stay is that the individual arrive sober to the shelter at 7pm and remain so until morning at 7am.

Father Bill’s Place

38 Broad St.

Quincy, MA 02169

(617) 770-3314

Father Bill’s Place is a loving environment that welcomes all with open arms. There is no set limit on how long an individual is able to stay within the shelter, but sobriety is strictly enforced. Guests are to arrive for intake at 4:30 pm and the shelter can take on up to 60 men and 25 women. Laundry facilities, showers, and three meals a day are provided to guests and a nurse is available 5 days per week. The main shelter is primarily for single men and women, but they do have a separate facility for families who find themselves without a place to stay.

Boston Rescue Mission

39 Kingston St

Boston, MA 02111

(617)338-9000

The Boston Rescue Mission is a place where anyone can lay their head for the night. They even allow intoxicated individuals stay provided that they are not disruptive to other guests. All guests are given a warm comfortable bed for the night along with shower and laundry facilities. A nightly meal is provided and the shelter can house up to 200 people at one time making it one of the largest emergency homeless shelters in the area.

Pine Street Inn

444 Harrison Ave.

Boston, MA 02118

(617) 892-9100

Pine Street Inn is an emergency homeless shelter that is comprised of two separate buildings. Within the two buildings, they are able to house and feed up to 700 people nightly. In addition to the ability for anyone to get a warm bed for the night and a bit of food for their bellies, the facility also offers counseling services, health care, and job training, so homelessness does not have to be the individual’s complete lifestyle.

Maryland

Nehemiah House

1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21234

(410) 682-6333

Men’s Shelter

Nehemiah House is a shelter for emergency homelessness or just a night stay, but it is much more than that. The first phase assesses the needs of the individual such as clothing, food, and any medical needs they may have. This phase if for a maximum of 14 days and then they go onto a more in depth study into their individual case. The case workers are able to work closely with each individual man to put him on the road to success and ultimately, self-sufficient life.

East Side Family Shelter

9100 Franklin Square Dr. Suite 108

Baltimore, MD 21237

(410) 853-3000

Family Shelter

The East Side Family Shelter is open 24 hours to provide care to homeless families during the night as well as many services through the day. Families are allowed to stay for up to 6 months depending on the circumstances. Intake is every morning at 8:30 and identification of all family members is required to stay. The re-housing program is available for any family looking to better their current situation

Three Oaks Center

46905 lei Dr.

Lexington Park, MD 20653

(301) 863-9535

Three Oaks Center is a center for homeless people from many different situations including single men, families, and women. Guests are allowed to stay within the shelter for up to three months and during that time guests are given all of their basic needs, including food, a warm bed, clean clothes, and showers. They are also able to better their situation through educational opportunities and employment possibilities.

Hagerstown Rescue Mission

125 N. Prospect St.

Hagerstown, MD 21740

(301) 739-1165

Men’s Shelter

The Hagerstown Rescue Mission can house up to 30 people each night. It is designed to keep men from sleeping in unsafe areas outdoors. The requirements for entry are that men must arrive sober and shower before bed assignments are given out. They are also required to attend a chapel service each evening before dinner is served. Clothes are available for anyone needing a new set and breakfast is served before guests leave that morning.

Michigan

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

150 Stimson

Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 993-4700

The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is one of the oldest homeless organizations in the country. They opened their doors in 1909 and now they service homeless throughout the city and beyond. Guests are able to stay at the shelter for up to 60 days and during that time they can gain access to food, a warm bed, clean clothing, and showers. Requirements are only that the guest behaves appropriately and does not cause a disturbance.

Salvation Army Warming Center

1018 East Second St.

Monroe, MI 48161

(734) 241-0440

The Salvation Army Warming Center is a place to go when the temperatures are below 32 degrees. The capacity of the shelter is only 30 people. Therefore, it is in your best interest to arrive as early as possible. The shelter starts taking in guests at 8pm and they are able to stay until 8 am. This is not a long-term facility as it is only open during the winter months, but the staff can assist you with resources to help with any long-term shelter you may need. The only requirement is that the guest be from Monroe County.

South Oakland Shelter

18505 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Lathrup Village, MI 48076

(248) 809-3773

The South Oakland Shelter is a shelter that collaborates with other shelters throughout Michigan. Their home base shelter however is able to house families and individuals for a period up to 90 days. During that time, homeless individuals are given the chance to begin again. They are offered job training, budgeting training, and job placement upon completion of training. South Oakland Shelter is about building the entire person and with their help, over 300 families get a new start each year.

Grace Haven Center

1040 Francis St.

Jackson, MI 49203

(517) 612-2102

Grace Haven Center is an organization that works with homeless for the most immediate needs they have. Their emergency shelter is able to provide 26 people each evening with a warm place to sleep. The only requirements are that the children must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian. They accept both referrals from other shelters in the area as well as walk ins. The loving staff at Grace Haven Center can also set homeless individuals up with job training resources and permanent housing options.

Minnesota

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center

1010 Currie Ave. N.

Minneapolis, MN 55403

(612) 767-3100 Ext. 3128

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center provides a variety of services to homeless individuals, but one of their main focuses is getting people off the streets and into a warm bed for the night. Intake is at 6pm nightly an is done on a first come first serve basis. Guests receive a hot meal as well as access to hot showers upon arrival. Staff is able to help with many other needs including helping guests gain access to employment as well as transitional housing assistance within their program.

Simpson Housing Services

2740 First Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 874-0306

The Simpson Housing Services provides 44 men and 22 women with a nightly bed they can sleep in. The beds are given out on a lottery based format where women arrive at 3pm on Wednesday and men arrive at 5pm each Monday. Men and women are housed separately and upon arrival guests have access to showers, food, and a social worker if they need assistance in any way. The maximum stay at the shelter is 28 nights and all guests are required to leave the shelter each morning by 9am.

Catholic Charities Mary Hall Men’s Shelter

438 Main St.

St Paul, MN 55102

(651) 227-2637

The Catholic Charities Mary Hall Men’s Shelter is able to house men from the surrounding areas as well as out of state guests. The requirements are that you either be a resident of Ramsey County, have been a resident of the Greater MN area, or are coming from another state. Men are allowed to stay up to 30 days per quarter and are given the chance at transitional housing and a job if they so choose.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House

703 1st ST. SW

Rochester, MN 55902

(507) 282-5172

Dorothy Day Hospitality House is an emergency shelter in which guests are allowed to stay for a period of 14 consecutive days. The shelter has a capacity of 23 and all beds are given out on a first come first serve basis. Intake begins at 4pm every evening and guests have access to showers, dinner, and breakfast. The shelter is only an emergency shelter, but the staff can help individuals as well as families find permanent housing as well as many other life affirming resources.

Missouri

Restart

918 East 9th St.

Kansas City, MO 64106

(816) 472-5664

Family Emergency Shelter

Restart can take on up to 15 families at a time and help them gain access to services they need. The shelter is able to house the families for up to 30 days, feed, and cloth all members until suitable housing can be found and employment can be gained. The loving staff have helped countless families throughout the Kansas City area to restart their lives from a standpoint of better education and better opportunities.

Kansas City Rescue Mission

1520 Cherry St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 421-7643

Men’s Shelter

Kansas City Mission is an organization that takes in approximately 76 homeless men each night. The men are provided a safe and secure place to sleep for the night as well as showers, laundry facilities, and a healthy meal. Those that choose to stay beyond the simple one or two nights have the opportunity to work with a case worker to change their lives through educational and substance abuse programs. The success of the programs has led to over 1,400 men being taken off the streets each year.

Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission

531 Kentucky Ave.

Joplin, MO 64801

(417) 623-6030

Men and Women’s Shelter

Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission understands and accommodates the need for immediate help to those in need. They offer warm nightly beds to up to 30 men and 10 women to keep them off the streets for at least a time. The shelter opens every night at 5:30 to 6:30 for check in. Guests are given a bed, shower, and a nutritious meal. There is also the option of the discipleship program offered for those who want to know and learn more about following Christ.

Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center

715 Missouri Ave.

West Plains, MO 65775

(417) 257-7792

Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center is an organization that takes people from the street that are living without a home and offers them the most basic of needs. There is no cap on the amount of nights a person is able to stay. The only stipulation is that you cannot be on the national sex offender registry. Food and a warm bed is provided and beds are given out on a first come first serve basis.

Mississippi

Sea Seashore Mission of Biloxi

856 Division St.

Biloxi, MS 39530

Day Shelter

The Seashore Mission of Biloxi offers a place for homeless people to take some time to rest, eat, and store any belongings they may have. The shelter is primarily a day shelter, but during the months of January and February the homeless are allowed to come in during the night and sleep on the church pews to escape the cold. All who come to the shelter are given the opportunity to make phone calls, shower, do laundry, and above all get a good meal.

Salvation Army Center for Hope

110 Presto Ln.

Jackson MS, 39206

(601) 982-4881

The loving staff at the Salvation Army Center for Hope offer a wide variety of programs to the homeless, but one of the most widely used is that of the emergency shelter. Intake for the shelter is 4pm nightly and done on a first come first serve basis. Requirements are that the individual have identification, a TB test verification, be free of alcohol, subject to random drug screening, and not have any physical ailments that prevent them from taking care of themselves.

Fieldhouse for the Homeless

5712 Hwy 49 S.

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

(601) 336-4055

Day Shelter

The Fieldhouse for the Homeless is a place where homeless people can find access to showers, laundry, health care, telephones, and clothing. In addition to these services, the day shelter feeds countless people each and every day. Should any homeless person desire transportation to another area, the shelter can provide bus tokens to ensure their safe travel.

Montana

Montana Rescue Mission

2520 1st Ave. N.

Billings, MT 59101

(406) 259-3105

Family Shelter

The Montana Rescue Mission is all about putting families back on the right track to a better life. Families are allowed to stay for up to 30 days with possible extensions given depending on the individual circumstances. Guests are fed a nutritious meal each night along with breakfast the following morning. They are also given the chance to do laundry, get counseling, and attend chaplain services. The loving staff can also assist families in finding employment, educational opportunities, and more permanent residents. The shelter does require that families have identification for all members who will be staying.

Family Promise of Gallatin Valley

429 E. Story Street

Bozeman, MT

Family Shelter

Families come in all shapes and sizes and any family with at least one minor child is able to call Family Promise of Gallatin Valley home for the night. The only requirement is that no parent or guardian be on the national sex offender registry, have mental illness, or have a substance abuse problem. Families are given the chance to start again through educational and job training. School aged children must be enrolled in school and any non-school aged children must be enrolled in a day care center to give parents the opportunity to gain or remain employed.

Rescue Mission

326 2nd Ave. S.

Great Falls, MT 59403

(406) 761-0095

Men’s Shelter

The Rescue Mission is an organization that feeds and houses men of differing backgrounds. They do require that men have identification to enter the shelter, but they are given a bed, shower, and laundry facilities when they arrive. The Mission provides three meals a day with breakfast only open to overnight guests. Lunch is served at 12:15 and dinner is served at 6:15 pm. Chapel service is required for anyone who chooses to eat dinner at the shelter and guests are asked to arrive at least 5 minutes before meals are served.

Big Sky Christian Center

116 Bowman Rd.

Hamilton, MT 59840

(406) 363-5000

Big Sky Christian Center is a homeless shelter for all. In addition to the warm beds provided in a dormitory style setting, guests are fed and given the opportunity to improve upon their current living situation. Guests are able to stay up to 2 months with possible extensions of up to months depending on the circumstances. The only requirement is that the individual follows the behavioral guidelines of the shelter. Those that want to gain employment are given help filling out applications, writing resumes, and cover letters.

North Carolina

Family Promise of Moore County

400 Saunders Blvd.

Aberdeen, NC 28315

(910) 944-2411

The Family Promise of Moore County offers the opportunity to get families out of the cold for the night and into a warm, safe environment. In addition to the services of the overnight shelter that provides dinner and breakfast to overnight guests, they also have a day shelter to allow families to take care of laundry, showers, and other needs throughout the day. The restrictions on the shelter are minimal as they only ask for identification and the shelter works with families to move them into permanent housing and job placement as soon as possible.

Rowan Helping Ministries Shelter

226 N. Long St.

Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-9355

Rowan Helping Ministries Shelter is available for anyone facing a night sleeping out in the cold. They require that all guests change clothing and shower before laying down for the night. Dinner as well as breakfast is served to overnight shelter guests and during the day, the shelter is open for others not staying in the shelter to come in, shower, and change clothes. This helps keep all homeless in the area as healthy as possible with proper hygiene. Case management services are also available for those looking to leave the homeless lifestyle.

Interfaith Council for Social Service Community House

100 W. Rosemary St.

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

(919) 967-0643

Men’s Shelter

The Interfaith Council for Social Services Community House is able to house up to 50 men at one time. There are 20 beds and 30 floor spaces available for any man seeking shelter for the evening. Check in is at 4pm and continues until all space is filled up. Apart from a warm and safe place to sleep for the night, guests can take part in the community kitchen as well as free medical exams. Job placement is also available for anyone looking for employment and the staff is fully equipped to help any homeless man better his situation with advice on permanent housing.

Charlotte Family Housing

300 Hawthorne Ln.

Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 335-5488

Family Shelter

The Charlotte Family Housing is designed to house families with children until they can find and maintain permanent housing for themselves. The requirements are that the family members be residents of Mecklenburg County for at least 30 days. A criminal background check is a part of the application process and anyone with a felony within the past 3 years is not eligible. Families work with a social worker to better the family’s situation and gain access to employment and help the family save for a permanent residence.

Durham Rescue Mission

1201 E. Main St.

Durham, NC 27701

(919) 688-9641

Men’s Shelter

The Durham Rescue Mission is able to house up to 312 men each night provided they meet the requirements to stay. All guests must have a valid photo ID and be willing to do chores within the shelter to keep it clean. The shelter also requires that all guests abide by code of conduct rules at all times. Registered sex offenders are not permitted within the shelter. Food, shelter, fresh clothing, showers, and Bible focused counseling are provided to anyone staying for the night.

North Dakota

Ruth Meiers Hospitality House

1800 E. Broadway Ave

Bismarck, ND 58501

(701) 222-2108

Ruth Meiers Hospitality House has two separate facilities. One is for single men and can house up to 18 men at a time for a period of 30 days. The other facility allows for families and single women to stay within the shelter. There are 16 beds in this facility and single women are allowed to stay 30 days while families are allowed 60 days. During that time, guests can help by doing chores to keep the shelter clean and also work toward employment with a case worker.

Northlands Rescue Mission

420 Division Ave.

Grand Forks, ND 58201

(701) 722-6609

Northlands Rescue Mission is an organization that offers temporary emergency housing to both men and women. There are 25 beds available for women and 75 beds reserved for men. All men and women are allowed to stay at the shelter for up to 30 days free of charge. After that, guests are required to either pay a fee of $4 to $6 per night or work within the shelter doing chores for 3 to 4 hours each day. Clothing, food, and a warm bed are available along with hygiene items. The staff can also provide guests with services such as job placement and educational opportunities to enrich their lives.

Nebraska

Columbus Rescue Mission

1471 25th St.

Columbus, NE 68601

(402) 563-1096

The Columbus Rescue Mission provides a warm place for all individuals facing homelessness. Guests of the shelter are provided with a bed, 3 meals each day, showers, laundry services, warm beds, and personal hygiene items. Check in is each evening at 5:30. The only requirements is that the guest be respectful to others within the shelter and clean up after themselves. They are also required to submit at least 4 job applications every day to prove they are actively seeking employment and attend church services every evening.

People’s City Mission

110 Q St.

Lincoln, NE

(402) 475-1303

The People’s City Mission is an organization that houses both men and women in separate facilities. The shelter can house up to 90 men and other accommodations for families. The mission offers 3 meals a day along with showers, personal hygiene items, and laundry facilities. Check in is at 8 pm each night and the only requirement is that single men be at least 19 years old with a valid ID. Valid IDs are also required for each family member wishing to stay within the family shelter. Breakfast is served at 5:30 am, lunch at 12:30 pm and dinner at 6pm.

Connection Homeless Shelter

414 E. 6th St.

North Platte, NE 69101

(308) 532-5050

The Connection Homeless Shelter is an emergency facility, but it is also much more than that. Guests are allowed to stay for up to two years should they decide to enter the long-term program that is designed to help end homelessness for good. The shelter can house 18 men in dorm style and 7 private rooms. 3 single women’s beds are reserved as are 4 private bedrooms. There are 6 family apartments. Guests are able to shower, eat healthy meals, and get the chance to improve their lives through educational and employment opportunities. The shelter is not set up for mentally ill guests or those experiencing drug addiction. All who stay at the shelter are subjected to drug tests, background checks, and breathalyzers.

Open Door Mission Lydia House

2828 N. 23rd St E.

Omaha, NE 68108

(402) 422-1111

Family Shelter

Lydia House is able to house homeless women as well as families for up to 6 weeks. They are given a case manager to help them on the road to permanent housing as well as employment. The capacity of the shelter is limited to 16 single women and 11 families. Meals are provided and residents are expected to abide by a code of conduct as well as help out around the shelter to keep it clean.

New Hampshire

Angie’s House

434 Union St.

Manchester, NH 03103

(603) 668-8698

Angie’s House is a part of the New Horizons Mission. The women’s shelter can provide up to 26 women shelter from the outside elements. There is no maximum stay for guests as long as they clean up after themselves and are respectful to other shelter guests. Food and a warm bed may be the basic essentials needed, but women at this shelter are provided with support and employment services to enrich their lives. They work with any woman over the age of 18 that may be in situations less than favorable such as release from prison, domestic violence, and those that may not qualify for help elsewhere.

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

42 Chestnut St.

Nashua, NH 03061

(603) 889-7770

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter provides emergency and long-term services for homeless individuals and families. The once short-term facility has been transformed into a shelter that can house and care for the homeless for months to get them on the right track to a self-sufficient lifestyle. In addition to the nutritious meals and warm beds, residents are able to gain access to employment and educational programs to enrich their lives. The program is designed to house families and individuals in a safe environment while they build a better life for themselves and their families.

Southwestern Community Services

63 Community Way

Keene, NH 03431

(603) 352-7512

There are some emergency shelters that simply open their doors and allow people to come in from off the streets. Southwestern Community Services works a little differently, in that they seek out the homeless and offer then the chance to stay at the shelter. Walk ins are welcome, but the vast majority of guests are those brought to the shelter by the staff. While there the individual is able to receive valuable counseling services that can improve their lives as well as nutritious meals and a place to keep from the cold New Hampshire nights. The shelter runs every day throughout the year and all are welcome.

Carey House Shelter

177 Union Ave.

Laconia, NH 03246

(603) 528-8086

Carey House Shelter is one of two shelters in the Laconia area that run in conjunction with one another. Carey House can house 14 men, 6 women, and 3 families each night. The second emergency shelter is McKenna House and their 26 beds are available for 19 men and 7 women. Curfew is at 9 pm and the loving staff at both of these facilities can help individuals and families find the resources they need to make their lives better and get away from the homeless lifestyle

New Jersey

The Salvation Army

68 N. Fullerton Ave.

Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 744-8666

The Salvation Army is known for their charitable contributions to homeless and less-fortunate individuals. The shelter in Montclair gives 23 homeless individuals a place to stay for the night. There are no restrictions on how long a person can stay and while they are there, they are able to access the communal kitchen. Singles guests are housed in a dormitory type setting and families are given their own private quarters with private baths. The shelter opens at 6pm and takes in guests until all beds are filled for the night.

Emergency Services of Catholic Charities

801 Burlington Ave.

Delanco, NJ 08075

(856) 764-6942

The loving staff at the Emergency Services of Catholic Charities in Delanco enjoy helping out their homeless guests with their basic needs. The shelter provides a warm and safe place to stay as well as food, clothing, and hygiene items. The shelter can also assist guests with utility bill payments, first month’s rent assistance, and referrals for employment and educational services. The center works to end homelessness by offering much more than food to all who are in need.

Good Samaritan House

367 Route 9

Waretown, NJ 08758

(609) 698-8561

Men’s Shelter

This shelter is among the smaller shelters in the area with only the capacity to house 4 men at a time. Men are able to stay at the shelter for no more than 3 months and to be considered, they are to call the church and get on the waiting list. The only limitations are that the shelter is not equipped to handle individuals with mental illness. Men are helped in any employment opportunities and educational services.

New Mexico

Joy Junction Emergency Shelter

4500 2nd St SW

Albuquerque, NM 87125

(800) 924-0569

Joy Junction Emergency Shelter is much more than just a place to call home for the night. Homeless men and women can be housed within the shelter every night and they are given access to food, clothing, laundry services, transportation, and counseling for those that need emotional support as well. The capacity of the shelter is 150 individuals. The goal of the shelter is to reduce homelessness by putting people on the path to self-sufficiency and ultimate success.

Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission

1050 W. Amador

Las Cruces, NM 88005

(575) 523-7727

The Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission seeks to end homelessness by providing immediate and long-term care for homeless individuals. The shelter is able to provide up to 130 people nightly with a safe place to call home for the night. They also offer 3 meals a day for guests as well as counseling services, employment opportunities, and educational resources. The facility is able to house single men and women as well as families with children that are under the age of 18.

Metropolitan Homeless Project

715 Candelaria Rd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 344-2323

Men’s Shelter

Metropolitan Homeless Project is a program that allows any homeless man to receive the help that he needs. Reservations are made by calling the shelter at 8:30 am and beds are given out on a first call first serve basis. Reserved beds allow the man to keep the bed for up to 30 nights in any calendar years. Intake is between 5pm and 7pm nightly. Any man that does not arrive on time is subject to forfeiting his bed and will not be eligible for another chance to stay until the following year.

Nevada

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

1501 Las Vegas Blvd North

Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 385-2662

Men’s Shelter

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada offer men from 18 years and older a safe environment to call home. The staff check in men each night beginning at 5pm until the shelter is filled. The capacity of the shelter is 130 men each night with more coming and going throughout the day. Three meals are given to the residents as well as the public each day. Guests are given clothing, hygiene items, showers, and laundry facilities as they need them.

Las Vegas Rescue Mission

480 W Bonanza Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89106

(702) 382-1766

The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is a facility that can house and assist up to 172 people each night. There are 60 beds for single women, 2 family rooms, and 112 beds for single men. Guests are allowed to stay within the shelter up to 7 nights with extensions given depending on the circumstances. Dinner and breakfast are provided to shelter guests and all beds are given out on a first come first serve basis. Families as well as single individuals have the opportunity to work with a social worker to obtain employment and permanent housing.

Reno Shelter for Families

335 Record St.

Reno, NV 89501

(775) 322-9574

Family Shelter

Although many shelters run as dormitory style environments, the Reno Shelter for Families allows families of all sizes to stay in full apartments. The apartments are based on the size of the family and range in size from two to four bedroom units. Staff work with families to ensure that they have gainful employment to secure permanent housing for themselves when their time at the shelter is up.

New York

The Bowery Mission

227 Bowery

New York, NY 10002

(212) 674-3456

The Bowery Mission is an organization that looks at homelessness from a different angle than most. They see homelessness as a state of mind rather than a physical issue. With this mindset, they work to end homelessness transitioning homeless individuals from the street and into permanent housing, but before transformation can begin, they work with the homeless to provide their most basic needs. The shelter can house 260 men, women, and children at one time. When temperatures drip below 40 degrees and additional 150 beds are made available for men. Personal hygiene items, showers, laundry services, clothing, and food are also provided to overnight guests.

New York City Rescue Mission

90 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10013

(212) 226-6214

Men’s Shelter

The New York City Rescue Mission offers many programs to homeless individuals, but they also offer to service the basic needs of homeless men in the area by providing shelter from the cold. The shelter can house 160 men and 40 additional men with floor mats when the weather is particularly bad. Intake is every night from 3pm to 5pm. Breakfast is served every morning at 6:30 am with dinner and laundry services available from 5pm to 6:30 pm. Chapel services are Monday – Friday at 7pm.

Restful Nights

106-38 150th St

Jamaica, NY 11435

(347) 639-9879

Restful Nights is a homeless shelter that allows anyone to stay to have a warm bed for the night. The shelter is also able provide guests with information on food stamps, food pantries, health exams, counseling, employment services, and educational services. Restful nights understand that homelessness is a growing problem and although they do not possess the resources to eliminate homelessness, they do their best through volunteers to reduce the number of people that have to sleep in the cold each night. They are open for intake from 12pm to 6pm Monday – Friday and from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday. They are closed Sunday.

The Sharing Community

100 Vark St.

Yonkers, NY 10701

(914) 963-4063

Men’s Shelter

The Sharing Community is an organization that provides housing for up to 44 men nightly. 30 beds are for permanent housing and 14 for transitional housing. The shelter provides food, a warm bed, showers, and laundry facilities. Through the transitional program, men are able to stabilize their lives with educational as well as employment services. The Sharing Community has other shelters throughout the Yonkers areas that can assist with additional needs.

Ohio

Haven of Rest Ministries

175 E. Market St.

Akron, OH 44309

(330) 535-1563

Haven of Rest Ministries provides the basic needs as well as additional needs for all homeless individuals and families. They have separate facilities for men, women, and families. The shelter provides three meals each day, shower facilities, laundry facilities, counseling, clothing, and even job placement opportunities. Chapel services are required at Haven of Rest Ministries. Breakfast is served each morning at 6:30 am, lunch is at 10:30, and dinner is at 6pm.

Friends of the Homeless Inc.

924 E. Main St.

Columbus, OH 43205

(614) 253-2770

Friends of the Homeless is an organization that works to help the homeless rebuild their lives through a progress that slowly integrates them into permanent residences. The emergency shelter is there to provide for their immediate needs and the facility can house up to 130 men and 47 women each night and throughout the day in the day shelter. Requirements to stay at the facility are based on first come first serve and are basically that you maintain order within the shelter and be on your best behavior.

City Gospel Mission

1805 Dalton Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45214

(513) 241-5525

Men’s Emergency Shelter

The City Gospel Mission is primarily a men’s shelter, but anyone who walks through the door can get help when they need it. The loving staff have a heart for the homeless and they can find you help no matter your circumstances. There are 74 beds set up within the shelter for men and they are often full each night. Intake is done on a first come first serve basis and guests must arrive by 4pm with identification in hand. The only other requirement is that they not be on the sex offender registry. Breakfast is served each morning at 7am with dinner at 7pm.

Interfaith Hospitality Network

137 N. Detroit St.

Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 372-0705

Family Shelter

The Interfaith Hospitality Network is an organization that works with families to improve their current living situation first by offering emergency shelter and later with transitional housing services. The shelter can house and feed families for up to 60 days and during that time they are given chores to help out around the shelter as well as employment and educational training that includes parenting classes if needed. Interviews for entry are performed between 8am and 5pm each day.

Oklahoma

City Rescue Mission

800 W. California Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

(405) 232-2709

The City Rescue Mission is one of the largest emergency homeless shelters in the area. They take men, women, children, and families of all sizes. Over 450 people nightly are given a warm place to call hoe for the night. In addition to a safe night sleep, guests are able to take hot showers, have a nutritious meal, receive personal care items, and even get counseling for those that are looking to better their current living situation.

Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter

1203 SW Texas Ave.

Lawton, OK 73501

(580) 248-0936

The Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter is able to house homeless individuals and families for up to six weeks while they make an effort to become self-sufficient. Apart from providing guests with the basic needs of food and shelter, the emergency shelter works to improve their lives by giving them the ability to gain employment and educational services as well as any medical care they may need. Transportation is provided through bus tickets for the local bus line so they are able to make it to all of their appointments.

Tahlequah Men’s Shelter

118 W. Keetoowah St.

Tahlequah, OK 74464

(918) 708-9474

The Tahlequah Men’s Shelter is not a huge shelter like in some major cities. Instead they offer a home type of environment to allow men to feel comfortable as they transition to a life without homelessness. The loving staff are able to provide food as well as many other services designed to enrich the lives of all men within the shelter. Programs build skills such as budgeting, education, and employment skills and all men are assigned a case worker to help them with any and all individual needs they may have.

Oregon

Union Gospel Mission of Salem

345 Commercial St NE

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 362-3983

The Union Gospel Mission of Salem services all people. They have separate facilities for homeless men, women, and homeless families. They provide the basic needs of all homeless individuals such as food, clothing, and shelter. Their men’s facility can house up to 200 men each night and keep them out of the cold. The women and children facility helps homeless families get back on their feet and roughly 800 people each year are housed. Further help is available for those that need employment assistance or educational needs, and those entering the transitional housing program are able to stay for up to one year and even longer if they qualify.

South Coast Gospel Mission

1999 N. 7th St.

Coos Bay, OR 97420

(541) 269-5017

The expert staff at South Coast Gospel Mission understand that to end homelessness there must be a base in which to work from. They offer that base in the form of emergency housing along with food, showers, clothing, a sense of safety. Once those needs are established, the staff is able to help the individual or family get on track to a self-sufficient lifestyle through job training, educational opportunities, finance classes, and job placement. The shelter also works as a public meal service Monday – Saturday and feeds at least 2,300 people each week.

Community Outreach Emergency Shelter

8655 NW Reiman Ave.

Corvallis, OR 97330

(541) 758-3000

The Community Outreach Emergency Shelter is open to men, women and families. The only exception are those that have a history of violent crimes or are on the national sex offender registry. No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol are permitted within the shelter and all guests have to be up and have all of their belongings in the lobby before 8am for check out. Intake begins every night at 7pm and quiet hours are from 9pm. Beds are given on a first come first serve basis and when they run out, guests are able to access floor mats or sleep on mats that they may have.

Pennsylvania

Pleasant Valley Emergency Men’s Shelter

118 52nd St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

(412) 481-9005

Pleasant Valley Emergency Men’s Shelter offers men the chance to get out of the cold for the night and also works with men that are willing to enroll in their transitional housing program to secure both permanent housing and employment. Entry to the shelter is every night starting at 4:30. An evening meal is provided as well as access to showers, and safe sleeping quarters for the night. The shelter also houses homeless disabled people on a permanent basis.

Bethlehem Haven

905 Watson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 391-1348

Women’s Shelter

The staff at Bethlehem Haven understand that anyone can become homeless and they work with homeless women and show them love and respect throughout their stay within the shelter. Homeless women are allowed to stay in the shelter for up to 60 days and even longer if they desire to get into the transitional housing offered. Breakfast and dinner are both served daily and all women have access to showers, laundry, counseling, and the shelter is located conveniently on the city bus line.

Families Forward

111 N. 49 St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 240-4800

Family Shelter

Families Forward is all about helping homeless families on an emergency level as well as a deeper level to help them on the road to self-sustainability. The facility is able to house up to 65 families at one time and intake is done through the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Supportive Housing. The transitional housing unit is able to provide 80 families with permanent housing including 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units that are assigned based on the needs of the individual family.

Rhode Island

Providence Rescue Mission

627 Cranston St.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 274-8861

Providence Rescue Mission is an organization that provides the most basic of needs to homeless women and men. The emergency shelter is able to house up to 90 men and 30 women in separate accommodations. Breakfast and dinner are provided to overnight guests as well as showers, clean linens and information on how to leave the homeless lifestyle and make a new start. There are no requirements to stay at the shelter apart from being respectful to staff and other guests.

Welcome House of South County

8 North Rd.

Peace Dale, RI 02883

(401) 782-4770

The staff at Welcome House of South County understand that people come into homelessness from many different scenarios. Intake and dinner is served at the shelter at 6pm nightly. During intake, the staff can get a grasp of the immediate needs of the individual and further understand how they can help them further their lives. Those that remain within the shelter are required to contribute at least 10 hours of community service in some capacity. This can mean helping clean or doing maintenance around the shelter. Shelter staff can help individuals find adequate employment to help them acquire permanent housing.

South Carolina

One80 Place Shelter

35 Walnut St.

Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 723-9477

One80 Place Shelter is a shelter for all homeless seeking immediate housing. The shelter can house 60 men in the emergency shelter, 40 in transitional housing, and 10 beds reserved for any overflow or veterans. The women’s and family shelter can house 30 women and families in the emergency shelter and 7 in transitional housing and homeless female veterans. The shelter is open throughout the year and can offer those seeking long-term help options throughout the Charleston area that can help to get them out of the homeless lifestyle.

Greenville Rescue Mission

575 W. Washington St.

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 242-6933

Men’s Shelter

The Greenville Rescue Mission is an emergency shelter that can house up to 160 men per night. During extreme cold or bad weather, an additional 200 men are able to call the shelter home for the night. Women and families are sometimes admitted if the weather is exceptionally bad. The shelter can offer counseling programs as well as employment and educational resources to those looking to leave the homeless lifestyle.

Street Reach Mission

1005 Osceola St.

Myrtle Beach, SC 28577

(843) 945-4902

The Street Reach Mission is a community of volunteers that are not just from South Carolina, but are comprised of missions from around the United States that want to serve others. The shelter is able to take on up to 60 people each night and provide them with a loving and safe environment to keep them from the streets. Unlike other shelters that are only able to house homeless individuals for one or two nights, The Street Reach Mission allows any person to stay within the shelter for 30 days while they work with counselors to better their current living situation. While there, they are given food, clothing, and supportive help for the road ahead.

South Dakota

Cornerstone Rescue Mission

30 Main St.

Rapid City, SD 57709

(605) 341-2844

The Cornerstone Rescue Mission is an organization that houses men, women, families, and veterans in different facilities. The shelter works as a transitional housing as well as emergency shelter. The fee for staying is $7 per night provided that the individual has employment that is at least 35 hours per week. Anyone who is unemployed or underemployed can do chores around the shelter to make up for the inability to pay. The shelter is able to house up to 58 men and 34 women at a time. Three meals a day are provided as well as childcare and counseling for those in need.

Union Gospel Mission

220 N. Weber Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD 57102

(605) 334-6732

The Union Gospel Mission offers a variety of programs aimed at men, women, families, and veterans. The length of the stay in the emergency shelter is determined by a case by case basis with a case worker. All services are free of charge and the shelter works to provide the immediate needs of the person or family. Guests are given a warm place to call home until more permanent housing can be found and should there be a need for counseling, education, or employment, case workers are able to assist.

Yankton Homeless Shelter

304 W. 4th St.

Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 260-4400

The Yankton Homeless Shelter is open for all homeless individuals seeking shelter for the night. Food and laundry services are provided each night as well as phone service. Housing assistance, transportation, clothing, and job opportunities are available for those in need. Intake is from 5pm until all beds are filled for the night and guests are allowed to stay in the shelter until 8am 7 days a week.

Tennessee

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association

910 Vance Ave.

Memphis, TN 38126

(901) 527-0208

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association runs an emergency shelter that provides for the immediate needs of homeless individuals and families. Identification is required for all residents of the shelter. Stay is based on a case by case basis depending on the individual circumstances. The shelter is also able to help those that have a home with food, clothing, utilities, and rent or mortgage.

Nashville Rescue Mission

639 Lafayette St.

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 255-2475

The Nashville Rescue Mission is an organization that houses all types of homeless people from men to families with children. The mission has separate facilities. The women’s facility is located at 1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd in Nashville, TN 37208. At both facilities, the homeless are helped with basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. Roughly 800 individuals are housed each night and meals are provided to both guests and the hurting public. Meal times are 5:30 am for breakfast, noon for lunch, and 6pm for dinner.

Knox Area Rescue Ministries

418 N. Broadway

Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 673-6540

The Knox Area Rescue Ministries is comprised of 5 different shelters throughout the Knoxville area. The Samaritan Place is an emergency shelter for men with a capacity of 200. Hope haven is an emergency shelter for women and can house up to 103 single women. Serenity is a residential addiction program that can house 30 women. The family shelter is a short-term facility for families and the The Bridge is reserve for 35 men in transitional housing. Meals are served at all shelters and intake is at 6pm.

Texas

The Life Center

4516 Old Yale St.

Houston, TX 77018

(832) 292-3295

The Life Center is currently able to house up to 70 homeless individuals at one time with plans on expansion of their services to service 200 individuals. Guest to the shelter receive a night out of the cold, nutritious food, clothing, spiritual counseling. Those that remain in the shelter are given an opportunity to better their living situation by having a physical address, job training programs, and even computer program training.

Presbyterian Night Shelter

2400 Cypress St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

(817) 632-7400

The Presbyterian Night Shelter is available for women, men, and families with children under the age of 17. The shelter is also equipped to assist the mentally ill with their individual needs as well as the elderly. There is no limit on how long an individual or family is able to stay. Check-in is nightly at 5pm and the shelter does ask that families call ahead to reserve a room and allow a shelter coordinator to assess their situation. Baggage is limited to only 2 bags per individual and identification is required.

Hwy, 80 Rescue Mission

3117 W. Marshall

Longview, TX 75604

(903) 759-9875

The Hwy 80 Rescue Mission is available for all homeless within the Longview area seeking shelter for the evening. The shelter is able to house 175 individuals, but they always try to make room for anyone else. Requirements are only that they are not under the influence of any drug or alcohol. Guests are offered food, shower, laundry facilities, and a warm bed for every night they are there. Spiritual support is available for anyone with a need.

Utah

Family Promise of Salt Lake

814 W 800 S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84165

(801) 961-8622

The Family Promise of Salt Lake shelter provides both a place for homeless to rest their head at night as well as a day shelter to help out with any additional services they may require. The staff is all volunteers from local churches who have a passion for helping those in need. Counseling is offered for anyone seeking help as well as educational and employment services. The shelter opens for overnight guests at 5pm.

St. Anne’s Center Homeless Shelter

137 Binford

Ogden, UT 84401

(801) 621-5036

St. Anne’s takes in homeless people each night and works to help them build a self-sustaining life. They provide the basic essentials such as food, shelter, and personal hygiene items to everyone who comes into the shelter, but those that choose to better their current living situation are provided with additional support in the form of educational and employment services. Three meals are provided to shelter guests each day.

Virginia

Sullivan House

3103 9th Rd

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 525-7177

Family Shelter

The Sullivan House is not a typical homeless shelter found in other places. They allow families of different sizes to come into the shelter and be housed in one of 10 apartments. The apartments are one and two bedroom units and are assigned depending on availability and size of the family. 14 families are able to stay at the Sullivan House and during their stay they are able to access food, medical care, and any training services such as educational and employment opportunities.

Union Mission Ministries

130 Brooke Ave.

Norfolk, VA 23514

(757) 427-1500

The Union Mission Ministries welcomes all people into their shelter. There is no limit on how long individuals are able to stay, however, single men are required to actively seek employment if they plan on staying more than one night. Staff is able to help individuals find jobs and offer Bible studies to anyone who wants to participate. Three meals a day are given out o shelter guests along with counseling on everything from employment to education.

Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter

217 Gordon Rd.

Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 854-1400

Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter is focused on enriching the life of homeless people rather than just giving them a hand out. They look to improve the lives of all their guests by offering counseling and job opportunities. The shelter is able to house up to 10 men and 2 women at a time. There is no limit on how long an individual can stay as long as they are actively seeking employment and on average guests spend 25 nights at the shelter.

Vermont

John W. Graham Emergency Shelter

69 Main St.

Vergennes, VT 05491

(802) 877-2677

The John W. Graham Emergency Shelter is open for both individuals and families who find themselves without a place to sleep for the night. The main shelter is able to house up to 25 homeless guests at a time. They work with landlords throughout the county and offer transitional housing at different locations with the capacity to assist 75 more individuals and families. Each individual and family is able to work with a counselor in hopes that they can help to end homelessness in the area.

Washington

Solid Ground

1501 N. 45th St.

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 694-6700

Solid Ground is a homeless shelter and transitional housing facility that works to end homelessness in the Seattle are. They work with homeless individuals and families by first providing their immediate needs and then working with them to get them into more permanent dwellings and securing adequate employment. There is no length on how long guests can stay at the shelter provided that they are actively seeking employment and to better their current living situation.

Seattle Union Gospel Men’s Shelter

318 2nd Ave.

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 622-5177

The Seattle union Gospel Men’s Shelter provides food and shelter for men throughout the Seattle area. They are focused on not only seeking out and helping men with their immediate needs, but also having a holistic approach to homeless men to help them get out of the homeless lifestyle and into permanent dwellings. The shelter can house up to 275 men per night with an additional 60 on very cold evenings. There are no requirements apart from standard behavioral guidelines.

Community House

1105 Broadway

Longview, WA 98623

(360) 425-8679

The Community House is committed to helping end homelessness in the area. They work with men, women, and children to help them get into better living situations. The shelter provides warm beds, food, showers, laundry facilities, and staff members that truly love and understand homeless individuals. There is no maximum number of nights guests can stay, but staff members do ask that the guests seek out permanent employment and be on their most respectful behavior.

Wisconsin

New Beginnings Homeless Shelter

845 Madison St.

Beaver Dam, WI 53916

(920) 885-3999

New Beginnings Homeless Shelter is open to all Dodge County Residents. The shelter is currently only zoned for 10 individuals. There is a total of 14 beds. 10 are for permanent guests and 4 are reserved for emergencies. The only requirement is that all residents must be actively seeking employment and help out around the shelter. Families are allowed to stay within the shelter, but due to the layout, any single men are housed in local motel rooms throughout the area.

Homeless Connections

400 N. Division St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 734-9192

Homeless Connections is an organization that accepts all homeless people including single men, women, and families. The shelter requires only that individuals and families actively seek employment the entire time they stay at the shelter. Homeless Connections is currently able to house up to 75 individuals and they are able to provide, food, counseling, and employment assistance to all.

The Guest House

1216 North 13th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53205

(414) 345-3240

Men’s Shelter

The Guest House offers an opportunity for homeless men in the area to find rest in a safe and comfortable environment. Should any man desire to leave the homeless lifestyle, they are offered the opportunity to do so through their transitional housing program. Guests are allowed to stay at the shelter for up to 30 days and during that time they are able to access healthy food, mail services, and case management for their individual needs.

West Virginia

Union Mission Ministries

700 South Park Rd.

Charleston, WV 25304

(304) 925-0366

Men’s Shelter

The Union Mission Ministries provides up to 76 men a place to call home each night. The men are given clean pajamas, 3 meals a day, and a warm bed for the night. Residents that are actively seeking or maintaining work are able to call the shelter home for as long as they need. The shelter is open during the day as well as during the night, so guests can rest when they need to. There are no requirements for staying at the shelter provided the guest remains orderly and gets along with other guests.

Huntington City Mission

624 10th St.

Huntington, WV 25701

(304) 523-0293

The Huntington City Mission is able to house up to 20 people in a dormitory style setting. Rooms are available for single women, families, and married couples. Residents are allowed to stay with relatively few restrictions provided that they remain on their best behavior and are actively seeking employment. The shelter provides food, housing assistance, employment opportunities, and counseling for those in need.

Clarksburg Mission

312 N. 4th St.

Clarksburg, WV 26301

(304) 622-2451

The loving staff at Clarksburg Mission understand that homelessness is not something that will disappear overnight and that is why the focus on both the emergency needs of the individual as well as the long-term goals. The initial process allows homeless individuals and families to get off the street for the night. They are allowed to stay within the shelter for as long as they need to get back on their feet. During that time, they are encouraged to work with a case worker to improve their current situation and they are provided with food to ensure that their nutritional needs are met.

Wyoming

Central Wyoming Rescue Mission

230 N. Park

Casper, WY 82601

(307) 265-2251

The Central Wyoming Rescue Mission has grown to be a very large organization that has the ability to meet the needs of homeless people throughout the area. The emergency shelter is the first step in the overall process. Individuals and families coming into the shelter are able to have a case worker work with them to help them with their immediate needs as well as long-term goals. Meals are provided and anyone is eligible to come into the shelter provided that they behave themselves while they are there. Laundry and shower facilities are available as well.

Comea House

1504 Stinson Ave.

Cheyenne, WY 82001

(307) 632-3174

Comea House is a dedicated homeless shelter with a loving staff of volunteers that truly want to help all homeless individuals and families. The facility is able to house up to 65 single men and women as well as 2 families at one time. Dinner is served each evening and a light breakfast is provided each morning. Guests have access to free medical care, a clothing pantry, and hygiene items for all members of the family.

Good Samaritan Mission

285 W. Pearl

Jackson, WY 83001

(307) 733-3165

The Good Samaritan Mission is an organization that works to help men from all backgrounds have a place to call home, if only for a little while. The shelter has the capacity to house up to 18 men at a time and the length of stay is 7 days in any calendar year. Men are provided with two meals each day along with bunk beds, showers, and chapel. Those that seek further help are encouraged with employment opportunities and allowed to enter one of the transitional housing units available.