The Outreach Mission currently has two shelters to provide homeless adults and families temporary shelter and meals. One is a Men's Shelter and the other is a Women's Shelter. The Women's Shelter houses women and children, and the Men's Shelter is specifically for men over the age of 18. Both shelters are open 24/7. The average length of stay is 30 to 90 days, but there is not maximum length of stay. The occupancy at each shelter is 18 beds. New clients are welcome at any time, as long as there is a bed available. At both shelters, visitors are served a meal and provided with laundry services and showers. Both shelters offer case managers, staff, and community volunteers help clients access resources for independent living, such as job coaching, community resource networking that includes vocational rehabilitation services, legal services, mental health services, and more.
Lottery bed assignments are conducted daily from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We lock the doors and set the alarm at 10:00 pm each night. Each shelter has a resident lead that can contact the case manager or director if emergency intake is necessary after 10:00 pm.
Emergency beds are held for late hospital discharge or law enforcement impacted clients.
Once a client completes completes the intake process at the shelter office, the case manager or shelter supervisor determine the bed assignment. Initial bed assignment will be determined by need, physical capability and bed availability.
After 72 hours and a case manager interview, the client may:
-> Leave the shelter
-> Be assigned to a lottery bed
-> Be assigned to a program bed