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About The Emergeny Family Shelter

The shelter offers homeless families housing for up to ninety days. While at the shelter, families agree to save 80 percent of their income in order to secure permanent housing.

The head of households meet with a case manager twice a week and are required to attend workshops weekly on various topics, including budgeting, parenting and proper nutrition. The head of household receive assistance on resume writing, interview techniques, and free or reduced-cost childcare.

Supportive Services

Participants benefit from a wide array of services. Below are just a few of the services offered:

  • Case management

  • Obtaining affordable childcare

  • Food

  • On site counseling and/or referrals
  • Case Advocacy

  • Housing placement and referrals
  • Donated clothing

  • Life skills seminars on budgeting parenting and tenants rights.

Program Requirements

  • Have a minor child (under 18 years of age)
  • A minimum of one year of sobriety (If applicable)
  • No recent domestic violence

  • Attend twice-weekly case management Meetings

  • Attend mandatory workshops weekly
  • Mandatory 80% savings of all income

  • Work and / or attend school full time

Intake Process

The intake process consists of the following:
  • Shelter Application (Hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

  • Two-step interview process

  • Criminal background check

  • Criminal background and credit

  • Urinalysis test may be required.


Required Documents

  • Shelter Application (Hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Signed Criminal Release Form

  • Drivers license or state identification card

  • Social security card for all family members

  • Birth certificate for children

  • Proof of income
  • -DPSS verification of Benefits
    -Pay Subs
    -EDD print out / SSI Letter

  • Homeless documentation:
  • -Eviction Notice
    -Motel Receipts
    -Letter from family or friend
    -Letter from referral agency