All potential residents go through an intake process which includes:
- Having a health screening so we are sure that the shelter can accommodate your needs;
- Having the opportunity to take a shower and receive new clothing;
- Being assigned a case manager who will assess your immediate needs and enter your information into the national Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
- You will be assigned a bed, locker, and storage unit plus a medication locker;
- You will start your individual service plan with assistance from your case manager;
- You will receive support in finding employment or filing for disability insurance;
- Once employed, you will be transported to and from work;
- You will save 50% of your income to use toward future housing costs;
- You will receive assistance in finding housing.
- Keeping your living area at the shelter tidy and clean;
- Washing your clothes as needed;
- Properly taking medications and practicing positive hygiene habits;
- Completing your daily chore at the shelter;
- Attending group and individual meetings;
- Following your individual service plan.
All residents attend Life Skills Classes which focus on:
◦ How to make and maintain healthy life changes.
Daily Life Skills
◦ How to organize and manage life’s ups and downs through stress management,
nutrition, quality rest and physical activities.
◦How to assess the quality of relationships and learn to communicate and behave
in a manner that promotes healthy relationships.
◦ Understand the link between feelings and behavior including strategies on how to
handle difficult feelings.