Child Bed Poverty Affects Thousands in the US

Every night thousands of children lie their heads on the floor to sleep because they don’t have a bed.

By Loren Bullock

Did you know that 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the US, and many of these families cannot afford beds? Children often have to share a small bed with their parents or siblings, sleep in a sleeping bag, or simply sleep on the floor.

Children are the highest age-based population in poverty in the US. Twenty-two percent of kids in America live below the poverty line—the highest percentage among developed countries. Child poverty affects children’s nutrition, self-perception, behavior, and more. But, with sleep being one of the most important things that human’s do, bed poverty, perhaps, takes one of the biggest tolls on poor children.

Sleep and Child Bed Poverty

As you can imagine, not having a bed leads to poor nights of sleep, lower sleep quality, and even sleep deprivation. This is especially harmful for children because, statistically, they need more hours of sleep per night than adults do; they need those hours to refresh their brain.

Childhood is a crucial time for learning, physical development, and retaining the information they are learning. Children that suffer from sleep deprivation have lower academic achievement due to lowered cognitive function.

According to a 2009 study, poor sleep affects children’s grades and academic performance and adversely affects behavior up to two years later.

Other effects of sleep deprivation include the following:

  • Lower immune system function: As you rest, your body produces proteins called cytokines which help fight infection and disease. Lack of sleep decreases and inhibits cytokine production.
  • Mood swings: When you lose sleep, your amygdala (AKA your center for emotions) becomes overactive while your prefrontal cortex (AKA your center for decision making) sees less action. This combination is a recipe for mood swings.
  • Lack of concentration: Sleep is one of the most important factors when it comes to prolonged concentration. This comes back to that pesky prefrontal cortex. When your prefrontal cortex doesn’t get a chance to recharge overnight, you can’t process your thoughts as easily or make decisions.
  • Memory impairment: Overnight, specifically during the REM cycle, your short-term memories are stored and turned into long-term memories. Without this process, the things you saw, heard, and learned throughout the day will be easily forgotten.
  • Hallucinations (in severe cases): One of the most common effects of sleep deprivation is having hallucinations. Sleep experts don’t know exactly why this happens, but they theorize it has something to do with the disruption of visual functioning. Most hallucinations are visual, but in extreme cases, they can be audible or tactile.

Clearly, this is not what we want for America’s children, so what can we do?


Our Initiative

Children living in poverty without a bed has not escaped our attention here at Mattress Advisor; it’s time for us to take action. We’ve come up with an exciting new initiative to help tackle child bed poverty, so stay tuned for more information! For now, use the following resource directory of child shelters across the US.

Child Poverty Resource Directory

Across the country there are shelters, organizations, and ministries dedicated to helping poverty-stricken children. We’ve complied a list of these centers and facilities by state, various ways to contact them, and a list of the services they provide.


Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Alabama

Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries

25 Locations:
P.O. Box 361767
Birmingham, AL 35236
205-982-1112

Mission To protect, nurture, and restore children and families through Christ-centered services.
Who They Serve Children and families
Services Provided
  • A home for children
  • Professional counseling
  • Educational services
  • Family assistance
Bridge Ministries

1016 19th St S Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 930-0309

Mission To prevent homelessness in Birmingham by providing direct emergency assistance to at risk individuals and families.
Who They Serve Homeless families and veterans.
Services Provided Emergency assistance with

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Temporary lodging
  • Food
  • Case Management
Children’s Aid Society of Alabama

2141 14th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 251-7148
cas@childrensaid.org

Mission Changing lives, building families, strengthening communities.
Who They Serve Children, youth, and families
Services Provided
  • Adoption support
  • In-home counseling
  • Parenting classes
Family Connection, Inc.

2 Walker Run Alabaster, AL 35007
205-663-6301
susan@familyconnection-inc.org

Mission To strengthen communities and families by providing shelter, counseling and safety for young people in crisis.
Who They Serve Children, youth, and families
Services Provided
  • Youth shelter
  • Runaway/homeless youth center
  • Counseling
  • Safe place
Family Promise of Baldwin County

20511 County Road 36
Summerdale, AL 36580
251-947-5641
familypromise@gulftel.com

Mission To provide temporary shelter, related services and nurturing support to homeless families with children and to assist them with obtaining suitable and permanent housing.
Who They Serve Homeless families with children
Services Provided
  • Overnight lodging
  • Meals
  • Hospitality
Family Promise of Birmingham

1016 19th St South Birmingham, Al 35205 United States
(205) 918-0246
director@familypromisebham.org

Mission A network of diverse faith and civic organizations working together to provide safe, home-like lodging where homeless families can stay together while working to regain their independence.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Meals
  • Support services to families without homes
First Light

2230 Fourth Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 323-4277

Mission To work with homeless women and their children to create hospitality in a safe and nurturing community, to encourage them to maintain dignity, to find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential.
Who They Serve Homeless women and their children
Services Provided
  • Space for social services and day programs
  • Living space for permanent residents who were unlikely to live independently again
Jessie’s Place for Women and Children

2305 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 323-0170
info@jessiesplace.com

Mission At Jessie’s Place, we give women and children the chance for transformation. Within our walls, despair becomes new hope, sorrow becomes joy, and those broken and hurting become strong and whole. As we strive to be Christ’s vessel of love in the world, we look to nurture the spirit and create independent living with education remediation, job readiness, and most importantly, the boundless healing found in God’s Word.
Who They Serve Women and children
Services Provided
  • Daily life skills training
  • Bible studies
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Education remediation and job readiness
  • Children’s programs including play therapy
Presbyterian Home for Children

905 Ashland Hwy
Talladega, AL 35160
256-362-2114
info@phfc.org

Mission The Presbyterian Home for Children serves children, young adults, and families from throughout Alabama who seek healing and hope for their troubled lives.
Who They Serve Children, young adults and families
Services Provided
  • Care for children who have been removed from their homes
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Affordable housing for children and their families
  • Education
YWCA Central Alabama

309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
205-322-9922

Mission YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Who They Serve Women, children and families
Services Provided
  • Affordable housing
  • Quality child development programs for children of homeless and working poor families
  • Domestic violence services
  • Social justice programming

Alaska

Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis

100 W. 13th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 279-9581

Mission To provide domestic violence safe shelter, intervention, and prevention.
Who They Serve Women, men, and their children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Education and support groups
  • Children’s programs
Achorage School District

5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, Alaska 99504
(907) 742-3833
mayo-kiely_david@asdk12.org

Mission Educating all students for success in life.
Who They Serve Homeless students and families
Services Provided
  • Enrollment Assistance
  • School transportation assistance
  • Educational assistance
  • Referrals to community agencies
Advocates for Victims of Violence, Inc.

551 Woodside St, Valdez, AK 99686
907-835-2980
avv@avvalaska.org

Mission Advocates for Victims of Violence is committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by providing confidential services to victims/survivors and their families, offering educational programs, primary prevention, and committed to effecting social, political, and legal change.
Who They Serve Victims/survivors and their children
Services Provided
  • 24-Hour crisis hotline
  • 24-Hour shelter
  • Crisis intervention
  • Children’s programs
  • Youth programs
Alaska Family Services

1825 S. Chugach St. Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-4080

Mission Services for Families
Who They Serve Women and children
Services Provided
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Family violence intervention
  • Parenting workshops
  • Residential services for at-risk youth
Bean’s Cafe

1101 East 3rd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
907-433-8600
info@beanscafe.org

Mission To fight hunger for all ages, one meal at a time, while providing a pathway to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.
Who They Serve People of all ages
Services Provided
  • Adult meals
  • Child nutrition program
  • Day shelter
  • Work with clients to find housing and jobs
Clare House

4110 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517
907-563-4545
shughes@cssalaska.org

Mission All the services offered at Clare House are designed to lead a family out of despair and instill hope for a practical path to economic stability and self-sufficiency.
Who They Serve Women with children and expectant mothers over the age of 18
Services Provided
  • 24-hour emergency shelter
  • Daily meals
  • Moms receive referrals for childcare
  • Substance abuse/mental health
  • Affordable permanent housing
  • Employment
  • Continuing educational opportunities
Covenant House Alaska

755 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-1255

Mission “We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.”
Who They Serve Homeless youth
Services Provided
  • Street Outreach / Drop-In Center
  • Youth enrichment program
  • Employment
  • Education services
  • Shelter services
  • Housing
  • Pastoral ministry
The Door Emergency Youth Shelter

122 10th Ave Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
907-374-5678

Mission Facilitating life transitions for at-risk youth
Who They Serve Kids aged 12-18
Services Provided
  • A safe place to sleep
  • Home cooked meals
  • Clothing
  • Supplies
  • Connections to community resources to help youth find stability
The Salvation Army McKinnell House

1712 “A” Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
1-800-SAL-ARMY
denice.delgado@usw.salvationarmy.org

Mission The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Who They Serve Homeless families with children
Services Provided
  • 24 hour lodging & staff support
  • Educational support
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Food boxes
  • Clothing vouchers
  • Utility assistance
  • Rental assistance
South Peninsula Haven House

3776 Lake Street, Homer, AK 99603
(907) 235-7712
leslie@havenhousealaska.org

Mission Safe kids. Healthy Families. Peaceful Community.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing program
  • Housing financial assistance
The Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (USAFV)

156 W. Broadway Unalaska, AK 99685
(907) 581-1500

Mission To provide safety, support, and education, for the prevention of and intervention in domestic violence and sexual assault.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Immediate safety, shelter, support, and advocacy
  • Education
  • Information
  • Referral services to people in the Aleutian/Pribilof region
United Way of Anchorage

701 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 230 Anchorage, Alaska
907-263-3800

Mission United Way of Anchorage advances the common good by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Our focus is on education, income and health — the building blocks for a good quality of life.
Who They Serve All Anchorage residents
Services Provided
  • Emergency cold weather shelter
  • Housing options
  • Support

Arizona

A New Leaf

868 E University Dr Mesa, Arizona 85203
(480) 969-4024
info@turnanewleaf.org

Mission Helping Families . . . Changing Lives
Who They Serve Families in Arizona
Services Provided
  • Homeless shelters
  • Affordable housing
  • Basic needs
  • Children’s programs
  • Family counseling
  • Emergency shelter
Arizona’s Children Association

3636 N. Central Ave., Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85012
800-944-7611

Mission Protecting children, empowering youth, strengthening families
Who They Serve Children, youth, and families
Services Provided
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Trauma specialty services
  • In-home/family preservation services
  • Family education and support services
  • Parents as Teachers program
  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics services
Arizona Housing, Inc.

209 W. Jackson St, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-228-7832
jwall@azhousinginc.org

Mission To assist individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency through the provision of dignified housing and services.
Who They Serve Homeless families and homeless families with children
Services Provided Provide quality affordable housing coupled with comprehensive social services.
Central Arizona Shelter Services

230 S. 12th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 256-6945
development@cassaz.org

Mission To empower men, women and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services.
Who They Serve Veterans, seniors, disabled, families, children, and young adults
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Re-housing assistance
  • Employment training and job seeking
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Hygiene kits
  • Clothing bank
  • Move out kits
  • Child care
  • Food pantry
Homeless Youth Connection

9950 W. Van Buren, Suite 114, Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 374-3747
info@hycaz.org

Mission To raise awareness and meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness so they can stay in school and graduate.
Who They Serve Youth and teens
Services Provided
  • Clothing, food, and hygiene items
  • School supplies
  • Case management
  • Housing
  • Resources for medical care
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Life skills training and mentoring
  • College prep
  • Employment and career development
  • Fiscal literacy and independent living skills
Jewish Family & Children Service

4747 N. 7th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 279-7655

Mission Strengthening the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds.
Who They Serve Maricopa County survivors of domestic violence and their children, female or male, who are residing outside of a shelter setting
Services Provided
  • Safety planning
  • Housing locators and shelter referrals
  • Legal lay advocacy services
  • Crime victim information and referrals
  • Domestic violence education
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Mentorship program
Maggie’s Place

4001 N. 30th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-262-5555
email@maggiesplace.org

Mission To help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity.
Who They Serve Mothers and their children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Children’s programs
  • Life skills classes
  • Parenting classes
  • Family counseling and support groups
  • Art healing classes
Ourfamilyservices

2590 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 323-1708
info@ourfamilyservices.org

Mission To eliminate homelessness and strengthen our community.
Who They Serve Homeless and near-homeless youth, homeless families, couples, and individuals
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter and rapid re-housing
  • Job search guidance
  • Safe Place
  • Youth programs
  • Mediation services
Phoenix Rescue Mission

1540 W. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 233-3000

Mission A leading provider of Christ-centered life transforming solutions to persons facing hunger, homelessness, addiction, and trauma.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Food ministry
  • Group therapy
  • Vocational and educational services
  • Addiction recovery for men
  • Spiritual recovery
Sojourner Center

2330 E. Fillmore St. Phoenix, AZ 85036
602-244-0997
give@sojournercenter.org

Mission Overcoming the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time. We provide a broad spectrum of services to victims of domestic violence, while working with professionals in the field on education, research and advocacy with the goal of ending domestic violence.
Who They Serve Women and their children
Services Provided
  • A crisis shelter and a transitional apartment complex
  • Parenting classes
  • Basic needs assistance
  • Support groups
  • Pet shelter
Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

3405 N. Higley Rd. Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 832-2540
answers@sunshineacres.org

Mission To provide a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life.
Who They Serve Children who are separated from their parents
Services Provided
  • Christian home
  • Children’s programs
  • Counseling department
  • Transitional living
Umom

3333 East Van Buren Street Phoenix, Arizona 85008
602-275-7852

Mission To prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.
Who They Serve Families, youth, single women, and others experiencing homelessness
Services Provided
  • Educational services
  • Workforce services
  • Child development center
  • Wellness center
  • After-school programs
  • Youth resource center
  • Job training and placement
  • Safe Place
  • Housing and transitional living
  • Permanent supportive housing for veterans

Arkansas

Bethlehem House

1115 Parkway St, Conway, AR 72034
501-329-4862
info@bethlehemhouse.net

Mission To encourage, equip, and motivate homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to take the necessary steps to improve their life situations.
Who They Serve Families and individuals
Services Provided
  • Shelter for the homeless
  • Transportation
  • Case management
  • Life skills training
  • Nightly soup kitchen
  • Shower facilities
  • Food pantry
Children’s Emergency Shelter

3015 South 14th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-0018

Mission The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter provides shelter and care, in a safe and structured home-like environment, for children ages 6-17 who have been removed from their home by the Department of Human Services due to neglect and/or abuse. The CES allows children in crisis the opportunity to JUST BE KIDS!
Who They Serve Children ages 6-17
Services Provided
  • DCFS-approved Emergency Shelter
  • After-school tutoring
  • Counseling services
  • Life skills training
  • Transportation
The Children’s Shelter

107 Benson Drive Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476
(870) 886-5191
childrensshelter@suddenlinkmail.com

Mission To provide an atmosphere of safety and comfort for children who have been displaced from their homes through no fault of their own.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided
  • Temporary emergency facility
  • Transportation for educational, religious & recreational needs
  • Tutoring program, nutrition program, drug awareness program, and effects of alcohol and tobacco program
The Family Center, Inc.

406 Pecan Street
Helena, AR 72342
870-338-8447
ggonner0614@yahoo.com

Mission To address the needs of local children and families.
Who They Serve Local children and families
Services Provided
  • Short term emergency shelter
  • Assistance with orders of protection
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups
  • Emergency food/clothing
  • Housing assistance
  • Children’s services
  • Financial literacy
The Haven

Haven, Blytheville, AR 72316
870-532-6669
thehavennea@att.net

Mission The Haven of Northeast Arkansas, Inc is a non-profit organization, providing emergency shelter, supportive care and education to victims of domestic abuse and their children, so that they can live abuse free lives.
Who They Serve Victims of domestic abuse and their children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Victim and court advocacy
  • Community education
Havenwood

808 N. Main Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
479-273-1060
havenwood@cox-internet.com

Mission Havenwood helps single mothers and their children move from crisis to self-sufficiency.
Who They Serve Single mothers and their children
Services Provided
  • Transitional housing
  • Life skills development program
  • Emergency food pantry
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Financial literacy training
  • Child development
  • Furnished apartments
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter

14100 Vaughn Rd. Bentonville, AR 72713
479-795-2417
website@nwacs.org

Mission To provide these children in crisis with a safe haven, high-quality care and hope for the future.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • On-site school
  • Foster parent training
  • Public charter school for children in crisis
Ouahita Children, Youth, & Family Services

339 Charteroak Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501) 623-5591
info@occnet.org

Mission Ouachita Children’s Center is a non-profit child advocacy organization providing emergency shelter and quality services for youth and families, empowering them to achieve lifelong success.
Who They Serve Children, youth, and families
Services Provided
  • 24-hour short-term shelter for youth ages 7-17
  • Case management
  • Educational support groups
  • Outreach programs to homeless youth and others in crisis
  • Therapeutic assessment and short-term counseling
  • After-care for incarcerated youth
Our House

302 E Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206
501-374-7383
connect@ourhouseshelter.org

Mission Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.
Who They Serve Homeless and near-homeless families and individuals, parents and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter and family housing
  • Career center
  • GED instruction
  • Culinary classes
  • Parenting support
  • Legal aide workshops
  • Resume writing, job search assistance, career fairs, and vocational training
  • Health screenings
  • 12 step meetings
  • Wellness coaching
  • Counseling
  • Nutrition classes
River Valley Shelter for Battered Women & Children, Inc.

P.O. Box 2066
Russellville, AR 72811
479-968-3110

Mission Everyone, regardless of sex, race, culture, or religion, deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. We believe all victims of intimate partner violence deserve a chance to live violence free.
Who They Serve Victims of domestic violence and their children
Services Provided
  • 24 hour hotline
  • Shelter, counseling
  • Support groups
  • Life skills training
  • Legal and personal advocacy
  • Housing placement assistance
Women & Children First

P.O. Box 1954
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 376-3219

Mission To help victims “live independently and free from domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe shelter, social/legal advocacy and support services.”
Who They Serve Women and their children, men, teenage boys and those who are victims of human trafficking
Services Provided
  • Domestic violence 24-Hour hotline
  • Advocacy program
  • Community housing
  • Children’s program
  • Adult education

California

1736 Family Crisis Center

2116 Arlington Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 737-3900

Mission To help children, women, men, and families through crises, including domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, joblessness, poverty, human trafficking, suicide ideation and attempts, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and emotional and life-survival challenges, thereby improving their prospects for long-term housing, psychological wellness, financial stability, and success.
Who They Serve
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Runaway and homeless youth
  • Victims of human trafficking
  • Homeless families
  • Homeless and at-risk Veterans
  • Unemployed adults and youth
  • Other low-income community members
Services Provided
  • Domestic violence shelter
  • Emergency youth shelter
  • Hotlines
  • Community service centers
  • Case management
  • Individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling
  • Job development/placement
  • Legal services
  • Life skills training
  • Financial literacy training
  • Parenting education
  • Children’s programming
  • Transitional age youth services
Covenant House California

1325 North Western Avenue
Hollywood, California 90027
(323) 461-3131
info@covenanthousecalifornia.org

Mission Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all God’s children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.
Who They Serve Homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24
Services Provided
  • Short-term care
  • Two-year on-site transitional living program
  • Two-year off-site transitional living program
  • Permanent housing
  • Emergency shelter program
  • Case management
  • Counseling
Evangel Home

137 N. Yosemite, Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 264-4714
evh@evangelhome.org

Mission To serve women and children in crisis, to meet their basic physical needs, to promote personal development and responsibility, to encourage spiritual growth, to uphold and honor Jesus Christ in all we do.
Who They Serve Grandmothers, mothers, and children
Services Provided
  • 30 day emergency shelter, meals, and clothing
  • Chapel, counseling
  • 9 month residential program
  • Basic living skills and discipleship classes
  • Bible study
  • Alternative sentencing
  • On site housing and support
Foothill Family Shelter

1501 W. Ninth Street, Suite D
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-0453

Mission To assure children and adults a future by helping them acquire skills that will enable them to maintain a home, job and at the same time develop the necessary self-esteem to function as a successful stable adult.
Who They Serve Homeless adults and children
Services Provided
  • One-year transitional housing
  • Permanent housing
Good Shepherd Shelter

1650 Rockwood St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323)737-6111
gooshepherdshelterla@gmail.com

Mission To stop the generational cycle of domestic violence by providing individualized, comprehensive services and shelter to battered women and children and by raising the level of community awareness through advocacy and education.
Who They Serve Battered women and children
Services Provided
  • Individual apartments
  • Family health and nutrition classes
  • Parenting, first aid, and self defense classes
  • Stress and money management classes
  • Computer training
Laura’s House

999 Corporate Dr, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(866) 498-1511
info@laurashouse.org

Mission To change social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
Who They Serve Abused women, men and children
Services Provided
  • Crisis hotline support
  • Children’s programs
  • Legal services
  • Transitional housing
  • Emergency shelter
  • Counseling and resource center
Los Angeles Mission

303 East 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 629-1227 ext. 400
info@lamission.net

Mission To provide help, hope and
opportunity to men, women and children in need.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children in need
Services Provided
  • Three hot meals daily
  • Overnight shelter
  • Clean clothing, showers and temporary baggage storage
  • Food baskets
  • Rehabilitation program for men
  • Center for women
  • Free legal clinic
  • Career fair
The Salvation Army California South Division

180 East Ocean Blvd Suite 500
Long Beach CA 90802
(562) 264-3600
infosocal@usw.salvationarmy.org

Mission The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Job training
  • Food security
  • Help with substance abuse
  • Disaster services and education services
  • Family services, health services, senior services, and youth services
Time For Change Foundation

2164 N. Mountain View Ave
San Bernardino, CA. 92405
909-886-2994
info@timeforchangefoundation.org

Mission To empower disenfranchised low income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities.
Who They Serve Women and children
Services Provided
  • Transitional/permanent housing
  • Drug and Alcohol outpatient
  • Cognitive therapy
Upward Bound House

1104 Washington Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 458-7779
info@upwardboundhouse.org

Mission To eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services, and advocacy.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Case management
  • Permanent affordable housing
  • Emergency shelter
  • Life skills
  • Vocational training
Ventura County Rescue Mission

150 N. Hayes Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-7200
swest@erescuemission.org

Mission The Ventura County Rescue Mission serves the poor and homeless, offering hope to thousands of hurting people. It is the longest standing year-round shelter for homeless men in Ventura County.
Who They Serve Homeless single women and mothers with children
Services Provided
  • Year-round emergency shelter
  • Drug and alcohol recovery program
  • Case management
  • Education
  • Life skills development
  • Vocational training
  • Transitional housing

Colorado

Attention Homes

1443 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302
303-447-1206

Mission We envision a world in which every young person has a safe place to live and the attention they need.
Who They Serve Homeless or facing homelessness youth
Services Provided
  • Safe shelter
  • Street outreach
  • Internationally accredited Qualified Residential Treatment Program that provides temporary residential, behavioral, and case management services
Family Promise of Greater Denver

419 Lipan Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-675-0713
hello@familypromiseofgreaterdenver.org

Mission To form relationships with families at risk of or experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and a spectrum of supportive services as they obtain permanent stability.
Who They Serve Families
Services Provided
  • Rehousing
  • Individual beds
  • Three meals a day
  • Access to showers and laundry facilities
  • Case management
  • Tenant based rental assistance
  • Day shelter
  • Life skills classes
  • A playroom for children, a quiet room for kiddos to nap, and a backyard to play
Family Tree

3301 S. Grant Street Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 762-9525
info@thefamilytree.org

Mission To help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
Who They Serve Women with children experiencing homelessness
Services Provided
  • Child and youth services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Legal advocacy program
  • Housing and family stabilization services
The Gathering Place

1535 High Street
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 321-4198

Mission We are here to do with, not for.
Who They Serve Women, transgender individuals, and their children
Services Provided
  • Family programs
  • Showers, laundry, phone access, mail access, nap room, computer lab, and writers’ groups
The House

362 Main St, Basement level, Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-234-7004
info@thehousegj.com

Mission The mission is simple. We want to see every youth that is experiencing homelessness to find hope and a future.
Who They Serve Homeless youth on the Western Slope
Services Provided
  • Counseling
  • Shelter
  • Transitional housing program
  • Permanent housing program
  • Advocacy
  • Wifi, food, clothing, showers, and laundry services
Mary’s Home

11025 Voyager Pkwy
Colorado Springs, Colorado
719-247-2007
info@dreamcenters.com

Mission Provide health and hope for people working to rebuild their dreams.
Who They Serve Women and Children in the Pikes Peak Region
Services Provided
  • Long term housing
  • Life skills
  • Career development
SafeHouse Denver

1649 Downing Street
Denver, Colorado 80218
(303) 318-9959
info@safehouse-denver.org

Mission SafeHouse Denver assists adults, children, and youth in reclaiming their right to a life free from domestic violence.
Who They Serve Adults, children and youth experiencing intimate partner violence
Services Provided
  • Crisis line
  • Emergency shelter services and extended stay shelter services
  • Safety planning
  • Individual counseling and advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Teen dating violence prevention services
  • Children and youth services
  • Community education and outreach
TESSA

435 Gold Pass Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-633-1462
rmolet@tessacs.org

Mission TESSA strives to provide holistic, seamless services to all victims of domestic and sexual violence within our community who seek our services.
Who They Serve Victims of Relationship Violence or Sexual Assault (RVSA) and their children
Services Provided
  • 24-hour safe line and safe house
  • Finding employment
  • Accessing childcare
  • Locating adult educational options
  • Obtaining new identities
  • Victim advocacy
  • Assistance with temporary protection orders
  • Hospital call-outs
  • Youth & children’s program
  • Counseling program
Urban Peak Denver

2100 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-974-2900

Mission Urban Peak ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives.
Who They Serve Youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Drop-In Center and outreach
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
Volunteers of America Colorado

2660 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-0408
info@voacolorado.org

Mission To identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families within the community.
Who They Serve
  • At-risk youth
  • The frail elderly
  • Low-income families
  • Homeless individuals and families
  • Women and children escaping domestic violence
  • Those seeking affordable housing solutions
Services Provided
  • Food and nutrition services
  • Housing and emergency services
  • Veterans’ services

Connecticut

Bridgeport Rescue Mission

1088 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 333-4087
Info@BridgeportRescueMission.org

Mission To fight poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted with the compassion of Christ, offering hope and healing for a changed life.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Addiction recovery
  • Food outreach program
  • On-site meals
  • Mobile kitchens
  • Food pantry
  • Men’s and women’s supportive housing programs
Central Connecticut Coast YMCA

1240 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-777-9622
info@cccymca.org

Mission To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice. It is our desire to see that mission strengthened while remaining open and welcoming to all.
Who They Serve Children and adults
Services Provided
  • After school childcare
  • Group exercise classes
  • Youth sports
  • Summer camping
  • Youth in Government
  • 8 school-readiness programs
  • Swimming lessons and water safety education programs
  • Diabetes prevention programs and services
Columbus House

586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd. New Haven, CT 06519
203-401-4400

Mission To serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.
Who They Serve
  • Individuals
  • Families with children
  • Veterans who are experiencing homelessness in Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties in Connecticut
Services Provided
  • Shelter services
  • Veterans’ services
  • Income and employment services
  • Transportation
  • Case management
  • Education
  • Health services
  • Financial assistance
Community Renewal Team, Inc

555 Windsor Street, Hartford CT
(860) 560-5600
lenar@crtct.org

Mission Our mission, Preparing Our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges, drives us to help everyone who comes to our door. As the community action agency for Hartford and Middlesex counties, CRT helps individuals and families access resources that will help them meet immediate and longer-term needs, improve job skills, maintain or increase their independence, stabilize living situations, and achieve educational goals. We know that our work matters to our community.
Who They Serve Individuals and families
Services Provided
  • Veteran services
  • Housing & shelters
  • Senior services
  • Employment & training
  • Food assistance
  • Support services for families of veterans
  • Day care for infants and toddlers
  • Preschool programs
  • Drug/alcohol and mental health treatment
Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc.

88 Jackson St, Willimantic, CT 06226
860-423-7719
Information@HolyFamilyWillimantic.org

Mission Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc. is run by the Sisters of Charity of our Lady Mother of the Church. The home endeavors to serve those families whose circumstances have deprived them of an adequate lifestyle and housing. Holy Family Home and Shelter does not seek to pass judgment on any person for their current or past lifestyle. The Home offers families a warm hearted environment while providing nourishment with shelter in a kind Christ – like manner. The Shelter’s safe harbor allows for assistance in finding solutions to alleviate their own situation for those capable of living in harmony with others, while respecting mutual rights.
Who They Serve Families whose circumstances have deprived them of an adequate lifestyle and housing
Services Provided
  • Home and shelter
  • 3 meals a day
  • Life skills workshops
  • Case management
  • Laundry facilities
  • Educational program for children
  • Assistance with permanent housing and employment searches
Malta House

5 Prowitt St
Norwalk, CT 06855
203 857-0088

Mission Malta House promotes the dignity of God-given life by providing a nurturing home environment, support services and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children.
Who They Serve Pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children
Services Provided
  • Residential program
  • Support services
  • Independent living skills
  • Educational programs
  • Personal finance and budgeting advice
  • Tutoring, childcare
  • Housing subsidies and transportation
  • Baby pantry
  • Spirituality program
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation

221 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 808-2048
jgough@mercyhousingct.org

Mission Mercy seeks to end homelessness by advocating for changes in the social systems that perpetuate homelessness.
Who They Serve Persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
Services Provided
  • Case management
  • Short-term recovery housing for women
  • Veteran’s program
  • Supportive housing services
  • Medical care with the on-site nurse
  • Showers
  • Toiletries
My Sisters’ Place

221 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-895-6629

Mission To address the problem of homelessness in the Greater Hartford area.
Who They Serve Homeless in the Greater Hartford area
Services Provided
  • Safe housing
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Permanent housing
  • Supported recovery housing
  • Advocacy programs
Prudence Crandall Center

594 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 225-5187

Mission Prudence Crandall Center Is Dedicated To Helping Individuals Achieve Lives Free Of Domestic Violence By Providing Care, Advocacy, Support, And Education.
Who They Serve Women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence
Services Provided
  • 24 hour helpline
  • Emergency shelter
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Court-based services
  • Speakers, training, and community education
  • Transitional and permanent supportive housing
  • Children’s services

Delaware

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Wilmington

300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-654-1184
director@ccwilm.org

Mission To address human suffering and to promote and restore the well-being of people and society by: Providing, as a primary focus, caring service to families and persons in need; Coming together with members of the community to become informed about and to take action on critical social issues; and, Advocating publicly for social policies which enhance human dignity and safeguard basic human rights.
Who They Serve
  • At-risk, homeless, pregnant and/or newly parenting adolescents
  • Young women and their babies
Services Provided
  • Secure housing
  • Nutritious meals
  • Individualized case management services
  • Access to pre-natal healthcare
  • Birthing classes and counseling
  • Parenting and independent-living workshops
  • Diaper bank
Children and Families First

809 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-658-5177

Mission Children & Families First helps children facing adversity on their journey to adulthood. We use proven methods to help families raise their children so they can flourish.
Who They Serve Children facing adversity
Services Provided
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Adolescent resource center
  • Workplace support
  • Community schools
  • Grief and trauma support
Child Inc.

507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809
302-762-8989

Mission To be the leading advocate for Delaware’s children.
Who They Serve Neglected and abused children and their parents
Services Provided
  • Anger management
  • Emergency shelter
  • Specialized foster care
  • Runaway hotline and counseling
  • Domestic violence hotline
  • Parenting education
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County

2104 St. James Church Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-2222
info@familypromisede.org

Mission To help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Who They Serve Families
Services Provided
  • Case management
  • Community programs
  • Temporary shelter
The Ministry of Caring, Inc.

115 East 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3209
302-652-5523
mail@ministryofcaring.org

Mission We live in hope for the day when we will have eradicated the shame of poverty in Wilmington. Then, we will have attained our ultimate aspiration: to go out of business.
Who They Serve Poor men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Child care
  • Emergency shelters
  • Counseling services
  • Dental clinic
  • Job placement center
  • Daily meals
  • Case management
  • Life-skills workshops
People’s Place

1129 Airport Road, Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-8033
info@peoplesplace2.com

Mission People’s Place will identify the social/mental health needs of Delaware residents and facilitate the provision of services to address those needs.
Who They Serve Children, families, and adults
Services Provided
  • Counseling centers
  • Family visitation centers
  • Group home for girls
  • Veterans outreach
The Salvation Army

400 N. Orange Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 472-0700
wendy.gallagher@use.salvationarmy.org

Mission To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Who They Serve
  • Homeless
  • Working poor
  • Children and youth
  • Addicted
  • Elderly, and abused families and individuals
Services Provided
  • Family services
  • Emergency housing residence
  • Community center
  • Children’s services
  • Senior center
  • Worship and enrichment center
  • Emergency disaster service
  • Holiday assistance
  • Adult rehabilitation services
Sunday Breakfast Mission

110 N. Poplar Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(877) 306-HOME

Mission Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Long-term substance abuse programs
  • Community meals
  • Free clothing and furniture
  • Christian worship
  • Bible studies
  • Career education center
YWCA Delaware

100 W 10th Street, Suite 515, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-0039
info@ywcade.org

Mission YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Who They Serve Women and families
Services Provided
  • Housing
  • Sexual assault response center
  • Home ownership and foreclosure prevention
  • Summer programs
  • Case management
  • Life skills workshops
  • Custodial training
  • Culinary training

Florida

Camillus House

1603 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-374-1065
TTY@camillus.org

Mission Following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, the mission of Camillus House is to provide Christian hospitality and respect for life through direct services of food, clothing, shelter, addiction counseling, behavioral health and job training, and health care to the poor and homeless of South Florida. We join in faith to facilitate the unfolding of God’s providential plan in every aspect of our organization. Our readiness to meet the complex needs and concerns of our homeless population identifies us as a mission of hope.
Who They Serve The poor and homeless
Services Provided
  • Direct care ministry
  • Mail and telephone services
  • ID cards
  • Shower and clothing exchange
  • Food services
  • Career help
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Treatment
Chapman Partnership

1550 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-329-3000

Mission Provide comprehensive programs and services in collaboration with others that empower our residents with dignity and respect to overcome homelessness, and achieve and maintain long-term self-sufficiency.
Who They Serve Homeless men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Case management
  • Health care
  • Children services
  • Job development and placement
  • Housing placement
  • Dog kennel
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

18 North Terry Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
407-426-1250
coalition@cflhomeless.org

Mission To transform the lives of homeless men, women and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness.
Who They Serve Homeless men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Center for women and families
  • Men’s service center
  • Bridge housing apartments
  • Community dinner
  • Showers and laundry
Covenant House

5931 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
407-482-0404
info@covenanthouse.org

Mission Providing shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk.
Who They Serve Youth ages 18-21 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Services Provided
  • National runaway safeline
  • Suicide lifeline
  • House of worship
  • Meals
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Street outreach crisis counseling
  • Lockers
  • Clinical counseling
  • Family reunification
  • Parenting education
  • Child development program
  • Employment assistance
  • Job readiness education
  • GED preparation
  • Case management
Crosswinds Youth Services

1407 Dixon Boulevard Cocoa, Florida 32922
(321) 452-0800
infocrosswinds@crosswindsyouthservices.org

Mission Crosswinds Youth Services creates opportunities for young people to succeed.
Who They Serve Runaway and homeless youth
Services Provided
  • Children’s shelter
  • Community counseling
  • Juvenile assessment center services
  • Transitional living program
  • Independent living services
  • Street outreach program
  • Project Safe Place
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter

73 High Point Road
Tavernier, FL 33070
305-852-4246

Mission To providing the best possible solutions for abused, abandoned or neglected children; and children that have run away, are truants, or are considered ungovernable by their parents.
Who They Serve Children and their families
Services Provided
  • Qualified counselors
  • Group trainings
  • Residential center
  • Alternative education
  • Group homes
  • Showers, toiletries
  • Clothing
  • Access to computers
  • Musical instruments and arts & crafts
Genesis House

PO Box 2044, Melbourne, FL 32902
321-723-3133
genesishouse@earthlink.net

Mission To provide emergency shelter for homeless women and their children, long-term housing for student mothers with children, and shelter for homeless pregnant women. Genesis House, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment. Education, self-discipline, self-reliance, and independence from public assistance are earnestly promoted. Counseling, personal improvement classes, and appropriate health care are obtained for all residents. We primarily serve the Melbourne, Florida area.
Who They Serve Homeless women and their children
Services Provided
  • Study hall and classes
  • Emergency shelter
  • Long-term housing
  • Counseling
  • Personal improvement classes
  • Healthcare
Lotus House Shelter

217 NW 15th Street
Overtown, Miami, Florida 33136
305-438-0556
alexis@lotushouse.org

Mission To improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized.
Who They Serve Homeless women, youth, and children
Services Provided
  • Children’s wellness center
  • Employment & education program
  • Culinary center
Lutheran Services Florida Central Services

3627 W. Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 875-1408

Mission Lutheran Services Florida serves to bring God’s healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Counseling
  • Youth shelters
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Child Care Food Program
  • Foster care and adoption
  • AIDS care and education
  • Refugee resettlement services
  • Immigration services
  • Disaster response
  • Disaster preparedness and tips
  • Case management
  • Trafficking victims assistance program
  • Training institute

Georgia

Atlanta Children’s Shelter

607 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 892-3713
info@acsatl.org

Mission To break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self-sufficiency, and providing quality early childhood education.
Who They Serve Homeless children and their families
Services Provided
  • Early childhood education
  • Social services
  • Nutrition program
  • Health and wellness program
  • Enrichment activities
  • Music education
  • Fitness and dance
  • Art education
  • Case management services
  • Support groups and workshops
  • Medical services
  • Employment program
  • Rapid rehousing
Calvary Refuge, Inc.

4265 Thurmond Rd
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
404-361-5309
info@calvaryrefuge.org

Mission To provide a safe, faith-based environment for individuals and families while providing the tools to transition from homelessness to self sufficiency with dignity and pride.
Who They Serve Homeless adults and children
Services Provided
  • Transitional housing
  • Emergency night shelter program
  • Financial counseling
  • Job skills training
  • Case management
  • Hygiene kits
  • Clothing
  • Over the counter medication
  • Three meals per-day
CCYA Kids

2221 Austell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30008
770-333-9447
athornton@ccyakids.org

Mission To provide safe and suitable housing, youth development activities and comprehensive supportive housing services for at-risk homeless youth who have been abandoned, abused, neglected and/or sexually exploited.
Who They Serve Youth
Services Provided
  • Food, shelter, and clothing
  • Reunification with caregivers
  • Educational courses and support
  • After school tutoring
  • GED home school literacy program
  • SAT & ACT Test Preparatory courses
  • College and vocational school counseling
  • Basic computer courses
  • Life skills education
  • Jr. OTC
  • Photography club
Davies Shelters

2007 N Broad St, Rome, GA 30161
706-802-6300

Mission To provide a safe environment for extended periods of time while guests work toward stability.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Transitional shelter
  • Children’s library and play area
  • Individualized casework
The Drake House

10500 Clara Drive
Roswell, GA 30075
770-587-4712
thedrakehouse@thedrakehouse.org

Mission To respond to the growing number of homeless women and children in North Fulton.
Who They Serve Homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta
Services Provided
  • Emergency/short-term housing
  • Children and teen programs
  • Life skills and education
  • Food
  • Career services
  • Mentoring program
GA/RYSE

Two Peachtree Street NW
(404) 657-5918
Steven.Kinney@dhs.ga.gov

Mission To provide eligible youth with opportunities to successfully prepare for adulthood through appropriate referral resources and connections provided by community partners. For years, adolescents who left foster care have experienced significant challenges in successfully transitioning to adulthood.
Who They Serve Eligible youth
Services Provided
  • Housing support
  • Education
  • Emergency assistance
  • Credit report assistance
  • Life-skills training
Home Of Home at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

3850 Tuggle Road
Buford, Ga 30519
(678) 546-8770

Mission Not simply to be a place of refuge, we are the “NEXT STEP” towards independence. We take our guests from homeless, to hopeful, to a home of their own.
Who They Serve Homeless children from 0-17 years of age along with their young mothers and homeless girls aging out of the foster care system at 18 years of age
Services Provided
  • Children’s shelter
  • Life plans
Nicholas House

830 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
404-622-0793

Mission To help homeless families become self-sufficient by providing them with a temporary place to live while addressing the root causes of their homelessness so that they never become homeless again.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Housing
  • Adult education and training
  • Youth services program
Our House

173 Boulevard Northeast
Atlanta Georgia 30312
(404) 522-6056
hello@ourhousega.org

Mission End the cycle of homelessness for families.
Who They Serve Children and their families
Services Provided
  • Housing services
  • Family services
  • Early childhood education
  • Employment training services
  • Individualized case management
  • Educational workshops
  • Immunizations and periodic health check-ups
  • Formal developmental assessments
  • Special education intervention services
Safe Harbor

1526 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 289-9940

Mission To provide services that promote security and stability for at-risk families, children, and individuals.
Who They Serve Children and older youth
Services Provided
  • Safe Place
  • Children’s advocacy center
  • Rape crisis center
  • Long term residential shelter
  • Medical and dental services
  • School support
  • Therapeutic counseling
  • Nutrition and hygiene kits
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Support services and investigation of sexual assault

 

Hawaii

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

1822 Ke‘eaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 521-4357
info@catholiccharitieshawaii.org

Mission Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, rooted in the gospel of Jesus, exists to carry out the social mission of the church by serving the people of Hawai‘i, regardless of their faith or culture.
Who They Serve All people
Services Provided
  • Housing
  • Counseling
  • Senior services and transportation assistance
  • Home visiting and escort services
  • Case management
  • Travel training
  • Foster or relative placement services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Financial and material assistance
  • Employment training
  • Budgeting and tenant education
Family Programs Hawaii

801 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 521-9531

Mission To be that village for children are Hawaii’s most valuable resource. They are our future. Family Programs Hawaii is a unique non-profit agency remaining true to its origins of providing quality care to the children of Hawaii. Our goal is that every child in Hawaii has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – especially children who are in or may become involved in foster care.
Who They Serve Families and children of Hawaii
Services Provided
  • Continuing education and job training
  • Temporary children’s shelter
  • Therapists
  • Child development activities
  • Transportation to and from school on Leeward Coast
  • Training and support for adoptive parents
  • Case management
  • Recruitment and screening of adoptive families and legal guardians
  • Tutors
Hale Kipa, Inc.

615 Piikoi Street, Suite 203
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
(808) 589-1829
info@halekipa.org

Mission Hale Kipa provides opportunities and environments that strengthen and encourage youth, their families and communities to actualize their potential and social responsibility.
Who They Serve Youth, their families and communities
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter services
  • Independent living program
  • School attendance support services
  • Transitional family homes programs
Hawaii Community Foundation

99 Aupuni Street, Suite 214
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-1206
info@hcf-hawaii.org

Mission The Hawaii Community Foundation helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every Island community.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Stable housing
Parents and Children Together

1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
(808) 847-3285
admin@pacthawaii.org

Mission Working together with Hawaii’s children, individuals, and families to create safe and promising futures.
Who They Serve Parents, children, individuals and families
Services Provided
  • Domestic violence intervention and prevention
  • Child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment
  • Early Head Start
  • Head Start
  • Family Peace Centers
  • Domestic violence shelter
  • Family visitation centers
  • Transition house
  • Trafficking victim assistance program
  • Counseling and support services
  • Voluntary case management
Project Hawai’i, Inc.

P.O. Box 1844, Kea’au, HI 96749-1844 United States
(808) 987-6018
ProjectHawaii@HelptheHomelessKeiki.org

Mission To enhance the lives of homeless children throughout the year by providing interactive programs. Our goal is to help them escape their cycle of poverty by helping them gain self-esteem, build life and social skills and keep them healthy.
Who They Serve Homeless children
Services Provided
  • Meal cards
  • Summer camps
  • Teen mentoring programs,
U.S. Vets

91-1010 Shangrila St. Suite# 103/104
Kapolei, HI 96707
808-672-2977

Mission The successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Permanent housing
  • Fathers program and mothers program
  • Career centers
  • Grant program
  • Legal counseling
  • Financial aid
  • Childcare
  • Bus transportation
  • Employment assistance
  • Benefits counseling, sobriety support, and peer support
  • Social Independent Living Skills Program
  • Job placement assistance
Women Helping Women

1935 Main Street, Suite 202, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 242-6600
info@whwmaui.net

Mission To end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention, and to offer safety, support and empowerment to women and children, victims of domestic violence.
Who They Serve Women and children, victims of domestic violence
Services Provided
  • Shelter program
  • Children’s program
  • Temporary restraining order
  • Case management
  • Support groups
  • Parenting groups
  • Transportation

Idaho

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries

1404 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702
208-368-9901
info@boiserm.org

Mission Boise Rescue Mission Ministries reaches out to the community by teaching the Word of God and providing food, shelter, clothing and opportunities to recover from homelessness for men, women and children in need.
Who They Serve Homeless men, women & children in Boise, Nampa, & Southwest Idaho
Services Provided
  • Food and shelter
  • Addiction recovery program
  • Veterans ministry program
  • Summer children’s program
  • After-school activities
CATCH

503 S. Americana Blvd. Boise, ID 83702
(208) 246-8830
catch@catchprogram.org

Mission Ending homelessness for families by inspiring stable housing, financial independence, and resilience.
Who They Serve Families with children
Services Provided
  • Housing placement and rental assistance
  • Case management
  • Budget counseling
  • Savings program
Children’s Village

1350 W. Hanley Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID. 83815
(208) 667-1189

Mission To provide a safe haven and restore hope for children who have been abused, neglected, or are in a severe family crisis.
Who They Serve Children who have been abused, neglected, or are in a severe family crisis
Services Provided
  • Meals and snacks
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Mentoring and tutoring
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
Family Care Center Inc. d.b.a. Idaho Falls Rescue Mission

2235 E 25th st ste 185
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
208-552-5575
dmckinney@ifrescuemission.org

Mission To provide emergency shelter, meals, clothing and essential services to homeless men, women and children.
Who They Serve Homeless men, women and children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Meals, clothing
  • Case management
  • Counseling
Family Promise of North Idaho

501 E. Wallace Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
208-777-4190

Mission We provide dedicated guidance and support to families with children who need temporary food and shelter while seeking permanent employment and affordable housing.
Who They Serve Homeless families with children
Services Provided
  • Temporary food and shelter
  • Counseling
  • Daycare
  • Office facilities
  • Job search assistance
Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen

301 S Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
(208) 557-5750
ifsoupkitchen@gmail.com

Mission To provide a sanctuary where fellowship is nurtured, and a hot nourishing meal is served in an environment of respect and dignity.
Who They Serve Homeless, low income, elderly, children, unemployed, and handicapped
Services Provided A noon time meal
The Idaho Foodbank

3562 South TK Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5278
208-336-9643
info@idahofoodbank.org

Mission To help feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships to develop efficient solutions that strengthen individuals, families and communities.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Mobile pantry
  • Senior nutrition
  • Emergency food assistance program
  • Nutrition education program
Idaho Youth Ranch

5465 W. Irving St.
Boise, ID 83706
208-377-2613

Mission The Idaho Youth Ranch provides troubled children a bridge to a valued, responsible and productive future. We are a catalyst for positive change.
Who They Serve Young people ages 9 to 24 and their families
Services Provided
  • Parenting classes
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Equine assisted psychotherapy
  • Scholarships for higher education
Shepherd’s Home, Inc.

309 East Lake St. McCall Idaho, 83638
(208) 634-1152
shadmin@shepherds-home.org

Mission The Shepherd’s Home nurtures children in need by providing a loving family home. We serve children of all ages. Our trained and compassionate team values each child, offers unconditional love, and encourages in each child a sense of self-worth. As a result, we play a part in breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Who They Serve Idaho children and families
Services Provided
  • Safe home
  • Resident programs
  • Temporary shelter
St. Vincent de Paul

201 E. Harrison Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
208-664-3095

Mission To provide direction and services supporting individuals and families in North Idaho needing assistance to enrich, fortify and rebuild their lives with dignity.
Who They Serve Individuals and families in North Idaho
Services Provided
  • Case management
  • Men’s shelter
  • Women and children’s shelters
  • Rapid re-housing
  • Group homes
  • Child care food program
  • Veterans’ services
Voices Against Violence

212 2nd Ave W #101, Twin Falls, ID 83301
208-733-2558

Mission To empower individuals who have experienced violence. We achieve our vision and mission through the following objectives: safety, healing, empowerment, dignity and worth, advocacy, education, self-determination, human relationships.
Who They Serve Women and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter, food, and clothing
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups
  • Legal advocacy
  • Protection orders
Women’s and Children’s Alliance

720 West Washington St.
Boise, ID 83702
208-343-3688

Mission Safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Who They Serve Women, men and their children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault
Services Provided
  • Two 24-hour hotlines
  • Safe shelter and transitional housing
  • Counseling and supportive services
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • Education and outreach
  • Rape crisis advocacy

Illinois

Chicago HOPES for Kids

641 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661
312-690-4240
contact@chicagohopesforkids.org

Mission To provide our students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness.
Who They Serve Children living in Chicago’s homeless shelters
Services Provided
  • Homework help
  • Literacy support and literacy mentors
  • Summer enrichment program
  • Parent programs
  • Shelters
Children’s Home & Aid

125 South Wacker Drive, 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 424-0200

Mission Children’s Home & Aid partners with children, youth and families whose potential is at risk to create hope, opportunity, and bright futures.
Who They Serve Children and families
Services Provided
  • Early childhood care and education
  • Counseling programs and services
  • Advocacy
  • Adoption services and adoption support
  • Foster care services
  • Post adoption services
  • Therapeutic foster care
  • Youth services and community child care centers
  • Early Head Start and Head Start
  • Child care assistance program
ChildServ

8765 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 693-0300
info@childserv.org

Mission To protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives.
Who They Serve Children and families
Services Provided
  • Early childhood learning programs
  • Foster care and adoption services
  • Housing and group homes
  • Military and veteran family program
  • Counseling services
Cornerstone Community Outreach

4628 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640
773-271-8163
info@ccolife.org

Mission Addressing Homelessness, providing shelter, accepting people, finding home.
Who They Serve Homeless and low-income families and individuals
Services Provided
  • Family shelters
  • Senior services
  • Food bags
  • Free meals
Family Promise Chicago North Shore

1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-4500

Mission To helping families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get back on their feet and provide a stable lifestyle for their children.
Who They Serve Families
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Day center
  • Case management services
Fill a Heart 4 Kids

400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
info@fillaheart4kids.org

Mission Goal is for homeless youth and foster children to feel loved and valued so they can move forward with self-worth, and achieve a brighter future.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided Service projects
Lazarus House

214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
630-587-2144
info@lazarushouse.net

Mission To help people in need find the shelter, food and other support services they need to get back on their feet.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter and food
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Women and children’s day center
  • Warm bed
  • Three meals every day
  • Shower and laundry facilities and personal hygiene items
  • Indoor and fenced outdoor play area and recreational space for
  • children
  • Classes specific to women’s issues
  • Case management
  • Advocacy
  • GED and tutoring
Margaret’s Village

7315 South Yale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60621
773-651-8372

Mission To provide transitional housing for homeless women, children and families, and provide experiences that empower, mentor, and support women and the broader community so they can achieve their highest potential.
Who They Serve Homeless women, children, and families
Services Provided
  • Transitional housing
  • Physical and psychological care and screenings
  • Financial management and parenting classes
  • Art and music therapy
  • Yoga and nutrition education
  • Anti-violence programs
  • Intergenerational projects for seniors and senior center
  • Job training
  • Coaching and employment placement
  • On-site case management
The Nights Shield

301 East Garland, West Frankfort, IL 62896
(618) 932-6400
info@thenightsshield.org

Mission To provide a safe haven to children, especially sibling groups, who are in crisis.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided
  • Shelter, food, and clothing
  • Formula
  • Diapers
Pacific Garden Mission

1458 South Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-492-9410

Mission We serve with the compassion of Christ and minister with the transforming message of the Gospel.
Who They Serve Homeless and hurting men, women and children
Services Provided
  • Men’s shelter
  • Mothers and children’s ministry
  • Food and clothing
  • Prayer ministry
Shelter, Inc.

1616 Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-255-8060
shelter@shelter-inc.org

Mission Helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. We do this by: providing 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Who They Serve Children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Emergency group homes
  • Foster care
  • 24 hour staff supervision
  • Transportation to school
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Health screening
  • Clothing
  • Prescription drugs and personal hygiene items
  • Allowance
  • 30-day follow up services, recruitment, and licensing
  • Training and supervision of foster families

 

Indiana

Blue River Services, Inc.

1365 Hwy. 135 NW
P.O. Box 547
Corydon, IN 47112
812-738-2408

Mission To assist people with disabilities in realizing maximum personal growth and development in home, work and community by providing a continuum of individualized services and supports in settings least restrictive for the needs of the individual.
Who They Serve All ages
Services Provided
  • Children’s services
  • Driver’s education
  • Employment services, family services, housing services,
  • Residential services, transportation services, and youth services
  • Work training facility
  • Preschool programming
  • Homework assistance
  • Academic enrichment activities
  • Afterschool programs
  • Home visiting services
Children’s Bureau, Inc.

1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
317-634-5050

Mission To preserve families and protect the future of Indiana’s children.
Who They Serve Families
Services Provided
  • Adoption services
  • Attachment-focused therapy
  • Post-adoption services
  • In-home visitation program
  • Child care services
  • Home-based services
  • Case management
  • Group educational sessions
  • Independent living program
  • Children’s shelter and child sexual abuse prevention training
Crisis Center, Inc.

101 N. Montgomery St., Gary, IN 46403, US
(219) 938-7070
crisis@crisiscenterysb.org

Mission Strengthening communities and empowering families with emphasis on children in need of shelter, safety and support.
Who They Serve Youth, Adults & Families
Services Provided
  • Emergency youth residential shelter
  • Long term care
  • Juvenile delinquency prevention
  • Crisis & suicide prevention hotline
  • Professional counseling services
  • Transportation
  • Skills training
  • Case management
  • Safe Place
Dayspring Center

1537 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 635-6780
monica@dayspringindy.org

Mission Helping homeless families find their way home.
Who They Serve Homeless families with children in central Indiana
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Clothing
  • Three nourishing meals a day
  • Follow-up case management
  • Transitional housing
  • Weekday after-school tutoring
  • Weekly arts and crafts gatherings
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Six-week summer camp program
Fellowship Missions

1520 Winona Ave
Warsaw, IN 46580
574-268-9555
info@fellowshipmissions.net

Mission To meet the basic needs of residents so that they can focus on overcoming the challenges that took them down their difficult road.
Who They Serve The homeless in Warsaw
Services Provided
  • Meals
  • Clean clothing, showers, and shelter
  • Weekly bible studies
  • Christian mentoring
  • Social services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
Gabriel’s Horn

792 McCool Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 364-8018

Mission Gabriel’s Horn helps homeless women and children rebuild their lives and return to independence with dignity, by providing shelter, education, counseling and referrals to community connections.
Who They Serve Single women and mothers with children of Porter County, Indiana
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Case management
  • Transportation
  • Art classes
Good News Ministries

2716 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201
317-638-2862

Mission To proclaim the Gospel to the disadvantaged people of the inner-city.
Who They Serve Poor or homeless men, women and children in Indianapolis
Services Provided
  • Counseling
  • Job readiness training
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Men’s shelter
  • Three meals a day and clothing
  • Biblical mentoring
  • Furnished apartments
  • Financial support
Hope Ministries

432 S Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN 46601
1-574-235-4150
info@hopesb.org

Mission To engage people in intensive relationships, help them heal, and foster long-term relationships to help them transform and thrive.
Who They Serve Unemployed and homeless
Services Provided
  • Food, clothing, and shelter
  • Counseling
  • 12-step meetings
  • Adult education program
  • Transitional housing
  • Health care
School on Wheels Corp

2605 E 62nd St #2005
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 202-9100
kids@indysow.org

Mission To provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness.
Who They Serve School-aged children
Services Provided
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Educational advocacy
  • School-based programs
  • Shelter-based programs
  • Academic enrichment programs
  • Educational workshops
  • Hands-on art
Volunteers of America

1099 N. Meridian Street
Landmark Center, Suite 800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-660-2830
info@voago.org

Mission To uplift and support well-being to make sure that everyone reaches their full potential and contributes to building a stronger community.
Who They Serve Veterans, families, and individuals
Services Provided
  • Housing assistance
  • Job search programs
  • Disability assistance
  • Mental health programs
  • Senior care services
  • Meal programs
  • Literacy and child education programs
  • Teen job training and after-school programs
  • Family counseling services and health services
  • Addiction treatment centers
  • Work-release programs
Wheeler Mission

205 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 635-3575
Info@WheelerMission.org

Mission To provide Christ-centered programs and services for the homeless and those in need.
Who They Serve The homeless in Indiana
Services Provided
  • Thrift store
  • Emergency meals, shelter, showers, and clothing
  • Chapel services
  • Case management
  • Medical, dental, pediatric, and vision services
  • Addiction recovery program

Iowa

Bethany for Children & Families

1830 6th Avenue Moline, IL 61265
(309) 797-7700

Mission The mission of Bethany for Children & Families is to keep children safe, to strengthen families, and to build healthy communities.
Who They Serve Children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa
Services Provided
  • School-based therapy
  • Homeless services
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Family services, child welfare services, mental health services,
  • Community services, and homeless services
  • Domestic, international, and special needs adoption services
  • Post-adoptive services, placement services, case management, and birth parent services
Children’s Square U.S.A.

North 6th Street & Avenue E
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-322-3700
visitorcenter@childrenssquare.org

Mission To teach, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life – one full of caring, contribution and commitment – Empowering each with: The Vision to See– and the value of setting an ideal for which to reach; The Courage to Try – and the value of accepting each obstacle as a challenge to meet; and The Will to Succeed – and the value of making the commitment to persevere.
Who They Serve Children from birth to 21 and their families
Services Provided
  • Educational services
  • Child welfare/emergency services
  • Behavioral health intervention services and integrated health services
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient services
  • Academic center and children’s center
  • Emergency shelter
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Service learning activities
  • School programs
Crittenton Center

814 Pierce Street, Suite 100 Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 255-4321
ehuff@crittentoncenter.org

Mission To give children and families the support they need to feel cared for, nurtured, healthy, safe, and to lead successful self-sufficient lives.
Who They Serve Kids from all over Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family visitation
  • Aftercare case coordination
  • Medical care
  • Behavior modification management program
  • Physical assessments
  • Medication dispensing
  • Case management
  • Personal religious counseling
  • Transportation
  • Educational tutoring
  • Arts and crafts
  • Recreation and outings
Friends of the Family

A few different locations
(319) 352-1108

Mission To provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Who They Serve Individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Housing assistance
  • Human trafficking services
  • Prevention education
  • Homeless assistance and homeless prevention services
  • Rapid re-housing
  • Case management services
  • 24/7 crisis hotline
  • Community advocacy
  • Relocation and family reunification support
  • Permanent housing program
  • Rental assistance
Hawthorn Hill

3001 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 244-9748
tim@hawthorn-hill.org

Mission To establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Who They Serve Homeless families with children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Housing program
  • Job opportunities and training
  • Case management
Opening Doors

2100 Asbury Road, Suite 8
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-582-7480, In need of shelter? Call 563-690-0086.
alorenz@openingdoorsdbq.org

Mission Opening Doors offers hospitality and opportunity to women, alone or with children, who need emergency, transitional or permanent supportive housing and related support services.
Who They Serve Homeless women and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Case managers
  • Food
  • Advocacy with community services
  • Extended stay program
  • Emergency housing
  • Employment leads
  • Showers and laundry facilities
  • Private rooms
Shelter House Community Shelter & Transition Services

429 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-0326
info@shelterhouseiowa.org

Mission As a community we must be present to assist people who are experiencing homelessness, no matter their circumstance.
Who They Serve Men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Permanent supportive housing
  • Employment, food, clothing, and laundry facilities
  • Drop-in services
  • Veterans’ assistance
  • Children’s play area
  • Computer lab
  • Mailing address service
  • Recreation area with TV
  • Telephone access
  • Weekly nurse’s clinic
  • Employment case manager
  • On-site recruiters
Waypoint

318 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-365-1458

Mission To improve the lives of those in need.
Who They Serve Area women, children, and families
Services Provided
  • Domestic violence victim services and homeless and housing services
  • Child care
  • Counseling
  • Local and toll-free emergency phone lines
  • Youth and family advocacy and teen advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Crime victim compensation program
  • Domestic violence team
  • Kitchen/dining area, children’s play area, and laundry room

 

Kansas

The Children’s Shelter

1925 Delaware St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-843-2085
info@theshelterinc.org

Mission To improve the lives of children and families, with a focus on children at risk in Douglas County and northeast Kansas.
Who They Serve Children and families, with a focus on children at risk in Douglas County and northeast Kansas
Services Provided
  • Prevention programs
  • Two group homes
  • Emergency shelter beds
  • Police protective custody beds
  • Tutoring services
  • Life skills training
  • Support groups and crisis services
  • Specialized case management
  • Behavior plans
  • Financial assistance
Country Club Christian Church

6101 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64113
816-333-4917
office@cccckc.org

Mission Here we believe that the love and grace of God is freely given to all people, regardless of zip code, financial status, race, or sexual orientation.
Who They Serve All people
Services Provided
  • Sanctuary service
  • Chapel service
  • Fall concerts
  • Communion
  • Child care, choir, and Sunday school classes
  • Study groups, sewing group, and knitting group
  • Yoga
  • Educational programs
  • Games
  • Family caroling parties
  • Egg hunts
  • Meals and snacks
  • Storytelling program
  • Art, cooking sessions, and moms-only socials
  • Preschool classes
Inter-Faith Ministries

829 N Market St Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 264-9303

Mission Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita unites people of all beliefs to provide shelter, food and basic needs for the working poor and homeless.
Who They Serve People of all beliefs
Services Provided
  • Shelter and food
  • Low-cost apartment units
  • Summer lunch program for youth
  • Case management and counseling services
  • Clothing
  • On-site tuberculosis skin testing
  • Flu shots
  • Flood sugar and blood pressure monitoring and wound care
Lawrence Community Shelter

3655 E. 25th St., Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-8864
kennethy@lawrenceshelter.org

Mission The Lawrence Community Shelter offers safe haven to individuals and families facing homelessness.
Who They Serve Individuals and families facing homelessness
Services Provided
  • Shelter, breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Case managers
  • Adult program
  • Family program
  • Direct service advocates
  • Twin beds, bunk beds, bassinets, dressers, laundry facilities,
  • bathrooms, and playroom stocked with books and toys, outdoor
  • playground
  • Parenting classes
  • Education programs
  • Transportation
The Salvation Army Kansas & Western Missouri

3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
1-800-SAL-ARMY

Mission The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Who They Serve Struggling families, at-risk children, vulnerable adults
Services Provided
  • Food pantry
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Case management
  • Emergency assistance programs
  • After school programs
  • Faith-based sports
  • Arts and music programs
  • Homework assistance and counseling
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities
  • Dance programs
  • Parental involvement coaching
  • One-on-one teaching assistance
Sheffield Place

6604 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64126-2208
816-483-9927
hberry@sheffieldplace.org

Mission To empower homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and become self-sufficient.
Who They Serve Homeless mothers and their children in the Kansas City area
Services Provided
  • Mental health and addiction recovery services delivered by licensed
  • Master’s level therapists and experienced case managers
  • Therapy
  • Computer room
  • Three kitchens
  • Laundry room
  • Children’s program area
  • Backyard play area
  • Vegetable/flower garden
  • Residential services
  • Children’s clinical services
The Wichita Children’s Home

7271 E. 37th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 684-6581

Mission To assure the safety and well-being of children and to create healthy families by providing: assessment and intervention services, a temporary home for children at risk of abuse, neglect or homelessness, education, prevention and advocacy initiatives.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided
  • Bath, food, clothes,m and medical care
  • Family mediation
  • Parent education
  • Peer counseling
  • Case management
  • Round-the-clock victim counseling
  • Drug and alcohol abuse education prevention, assessment, and referrals
  • Life-skills training
  • Emergency shelter, foster care, Safe Place, housing, and maternity care

Kentucky

The Bair Foundation

241 High Street
New Wilmington, PA 16142
800-543-7058
info@bair.org

Mission The Bair Foundation will provide Christ-centered quality care and services dedicated to the treatment, restoration and empowerment of children, youth and families.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Foster care
  • Adoption
  • Kinship
  • Family services
  • Behavioral health
The Beacon of Hope

850 Bypass Rd
Winchester, KY 40391
859-644-5171

Mission Our mission is to provide safe shelter, food, and resources towards self sufficiency for homeless
members of our community and surrounding counties.
We believe that all people deserve basic necessities of life, and we have been called to this purpose.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided Homeless re-housing support
Brighton Center

741 Central Avenue
Newport, KY
(859) 491-8303

Mission We’re a non-profit organization on a mission to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership. We will achieve this mission by creating an environment that rewards excellence and innovation, encourages mutual respect, and maximizes resources.
Who They Serve
  • Families
  • Children
  • Seniors
  • Unemployed
  • Homeless
Services Provided
  • Community and youth services
  • Early childhood education
  • Emergency services, employment and workforce services, and financial services
  • Housing
  • Scholar house
  • Senior services
The Center for Women and Families

927 South 2nd Street, Louisville
502-581-7222

Mission The Center for Women and Families provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for individuals, families and communities affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We mitigate the impact of trauma by building resiliency and reducing risk factors at all levels. We are guided by a strong grassroots feminist history, and a commitment to social and economic justice. We co-create violence free lives, families, and communities.
Who They Serve Women, children, and families
Services Provided
  • Crisis response
  • Emergency shelter
  • Sexual assault services
  • Housing
  • Children’s services
Center Ministries (formerly Louisville Rescue Mission)

733 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-6543

Mission As Christians, Re:Center Ministries has a duty to help the less fortunate in our community. We do this through rigorous gospel-centered programming, which helps prevent and respond to homelessness in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Who They Serve Men, women, children
Services Provided
  • 18-month residential program
  • Biblical counseling
  • Group classes
  • Drop-in program (storage, mail pick-up, laundry)
CHNK Behavioral Health

200 Home Road
Covington, KY 41011
859-261-8768
info@chnk.org

Mission The mission of Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky is to be a community leader providing children and families with opportunity and hope for better lives.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided
  • Private child care
  • Psychiatric residential treatment
  • Addiction treatment
  • Outpatient services
  • Academic services
Coalition for the Homeless

1300 S 4th St. #250‎ • Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 636-9550

Mission To advocate for people who are homeless and for the prevention and elimination of homelessness. Our efforts are targeted in a three-prong approach: Educate the community about homelessness and inspire action, Advocate for system changes, and Coordinate the community response to homelessness through efficient use of resources and funding.
Who They Serve Homeless families and individuals
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter and long-term shelter
  • Permanent housing and permanent supportive housing
  • Education programs
Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

634 Scott Street
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 291-4555
kim.webb@esnky.net

Mission We believe homelessness is an emergency and that shelter is a basic necessity for human beings. We believe that only when this basic necessity is provided, do human beings have the ability to recover from homelessness.
Who They Serve Homeless
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Summer shower and laundry program
Family and Children’s Place

525 Zane St.
Louisville, Ky., 40203
502-893-3900
info@famchildplace.org

Mission We protect and heal children and families. Through our programs, parents receive hands-on training, support and the information needed to face the many challenges and pleasures of raising healthy, happy and well-adjusted children.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Child & Family services
  • Family & School services
  • New parent support
  • Counseling
Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky

306 W. Main St., Ste. 207
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-223-1834

Mission A statewide coalition of partners and advocates working to end homelessness and create opportunities for low-income Kentuckians to live in affordable homes. Since 1987, HHCK has advocated at the federal and state levels of government for the housing needs and opportunities for low-income Kentuckians and our member organizations. We work to provide education around affordable housing and homeless service policy to policymakers and communities across the Commonwealth.
Who They Serve Homeless
Services Provided Housing programs
Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (Nicholasville Campus)

1115 Ashgrove RD
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 523-3001

Mission We serve Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children and families.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Residential treatment
  • Community-based behavioral health services
  • Independent living
  • Adoption program
  • Home monitoring
Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (Owensboro Campus)

201 Phillips CT
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 683-6481

Mission We serve Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children and families.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Residential treatment
  • Community-based behavioral health services
  • Independent living
  • Adoption program
  • Home monitoring
New Life Day Center

New Life Day Center
224 N MLK Blvd. Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 721-2325

Mission New Life Day Center (NLDC) is a daytime, Christ-centered, shelter and connecting point for Lexington, KY homeless. Established in December of 2011, NLDC has grown from a connecting point and safe refuge for homeless, to now offering programs such as the “End Panhandling Now Van”, a weekly medical clinic, and a very successful Rental Deposit Assistance program. As the only downtown daytime shelter, NLDC serves nearly 150 homeless individuals per day and has over 4,100 registered homeless in our 8 year history.
Who They Serve Homeless
Services Provided
  • Panhandling van
  • Medical clinic
  • Rental deposit assistance
Shelter of Hope

2944 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101, United States
(606) 324-6700

Mission To provide temporary emergency shelter and permanent housing assistance for individuals and families in need of transitional services leading them to self-sufficiency and for whom none is available from existing community resources. Provisions are made without discrimination because of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, national origin, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Temporary emergency housing
  • Home tenant-based rental assistance
  • Rapid re-housing
  • Continuum of care
Wayside Christian Mission

PO Box 7249 Louisville KY 40257-0249
502-584 3711
tim@waysidechristianmission.org, www.hotellouisville.org

Mission Wayside Christian Mission tackles the root causes of homelessness using a proven holistic approach. Alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, and a lack of education and/or vocational skills are among the leading causes of homelessness. By addressing the primary causes of homelessness in a nuturing, caring environment, those bound by poverty and addiction have been able to return to the community as sober, self-supporting citizens.
Who They Serve Men, women, children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter, day shelter, permanent supportive housing, family emergency shelter, single women’s emergency shelter, and single women’s transitional shelter, VA Program assisting the homeless
  • Samaritan Patrol providing blankets
  • Hot coffee, food, clothing, and transportation to the shelter
  • Dining hall
  • Educational classes
  • College and career program
  • Work therapy program
  • Life skills training
  • Sober Living Recovery Program
  • Vocational training
Welcome House

205 West Pike St., Covington, KY 41011
859‑431‑8717

Mission To provide a continuum of services that will end homelessness and promote stability for each person we serve.
Who They Serve Homeless families and individuals
Services Provided
  • Housing and emergency shelters
  • Financial education
  • Housing counseling
  • Employment support
  • Community referrals

Louisiana

Covenant House

611 North Rampart Street
(504) 584-1111
chnoinfo@covenanthouse.org

Mission We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His Covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. This commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His Humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Crisis care
  • Stable housing
  • Education skills
  • Employment skills and life skills
  • Health and wellness
  • Outreach
Faith House of Acadiana

PO Box 93145
Lafayette, LA 70509
337-232-8954

Mission To protect and empower survivors, prevent relationship violence, and promote justice for victims of Domestic Violence, their children and our communities.
Who They Serve Children and families of domestic violence
Services Provided
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Shelter services, legal services, and children’s services
Iris Domestic Violence Center

PO Box 52809
Baton Rouge, La 70892
(225) 389-3001 or 1 (800) 541-9706
info@stopdv.org

Mission To protect and empower survivors, prevent relationship violence, and promote justice for victims of Domestic Violence, their children and our communities.
Who They Serve Children and families of domestic violence
Services Provided
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Shelter services, legal services, and children’s services
New Orleans Mission

1134 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 523-2116

Mission New Orleans Mission (NOM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Christian Humanitarian Organization dedicated to relieving human suffering. NOM combats poverty, hunger, homelessness, exploitation and oppression with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. We also help facilitate the healing and development of healthy, vibrant and self-sustaining individuals by addressing issues of addiction, abuse and human trafficking through our Christian Discipleship/Recovery Programs.
Who They Serve Men, women, children
Services Provided
  • Food, shelter, and clothing
  • Medical
  • Education
  • Addiction recovery
  • Ex-offender re-entry
New Orlean’s Women & Children’s Shelter

2020 South Liberty ST, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
504-522-9340
INFO@NOWCS.ORG

Mission Our mission is to enable women and their children to transition from a life of homelessness and poverty to one of stability and self-sufficiency. You can support us in this important mission by volunteering your time or donating to our efforts.
Who They Serve
  • Women over the age of 18 who are accompanied by children under the age of 18
  • Women in all stages of their pregnancy.
  • Intact and single father-led families
  • Children
  • Homeless
Services Provided
  • Sheltering of up to 50 women and children at one time, including a bedroom for each family, meals, unlimited time to stay and all at no cost to the resident
  • Case management for women and children
  • Parenting workshops
  • Adult educational assistance
  • Children’s educational and cultural enrichment programs
  • Employment programs
  • Financial literacy training
  • Life skills training
  • Savings match program
  • Resource assistance, including Health services, Childcare, Transportation, Youth services, Education/continued education, Recreational outings
Outreach Center

The Outreach Center
PO Box 2747
Lafayette, LA70502
(337) 237-7618

Mission We provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Acadiana with the resources they need to secure a second chance at life. Since 1990 we have helped hundreds of families experiencing homelessness and poverty reclaim their confidence by providing housing, counseling, and additional support services to end their homelessness and promote more stable lives.
Who They Serve Individuals and families
Services Provided
  • Extensive Case Management
  • Basic Needs: Food, shelter, laundry, clothing
  • Permanent Housing Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Referrals for Medical or Mental Health Appointments
  • Employment Assistance
  • Life Skills, Child Care, Medication and other Supports
Ozanam Inn

843 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-1184
cadams@ozanaminn.org

Mission We, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Ozanam Inn, commit ourselves to the ideals as stated by our patron, St. Vincent de Paul, when he said: “You will find that charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the bowl of soup and the basket of bread. But, you must keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give bread and soup, this the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting as you will see; but, the uglier and dirtier they are, the more unjust and bitter, the more you must give them of your love. It is because of your love, only your love, that the poor will forgive you the bread you give them.” In keeping with the gospel mandate of charity, we shall accept the challenge and offer food and shelter to those in need in our society, as their servant.
Who They Serve Families
Services Provided
  • Humanitarian
  • Counseling
  • Medical services
  • Medications/pharmacy
  • Employment skills
  • Spiritual services
  • Legal counseling/basic needs
  • Housing programs
Raintree Childen & Family Services

Raintree Services, Inc.
1233 Eighth Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-899-9045
info@raintreeservices.org

Mission Raintree Children and Family Services is a multiservice, non-profit organization assisting the Greater New Orleans Area since 1926. We are proud to celebrate our 93rd year of assisting the population of the Greater New Orleans Area. We currently serve participants in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines. The years have brought many changes to our agency as we have evolved with the changing needs of our state and communities we serve. Raintree continues to grow as we listen to the needs of our city and fulfill our mission “to provide needed services to at-risk children and youth, encouraging hope and creating opportunities for growth and independent lives.” Raintree Children and Family Services is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency nationally accredited through the Council on Accreditation, and a member of the Child Welfare League.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided Family support and care
ST. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge

220 ST. Vincent de Paul DR., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-383-7837

Mission Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.
Who They Serve Men, women, children
Services Provided
  • Food services
  • Shelter/housing
  • Stores/distribution centers
  • Uniforms for Kids, prescription services
  • Disaster relief
  • Thirst for Justice
Unity of Greater New Orleans

2475 Canal Street, Suite 300 New Orleans, LA 7011
504-821-4496
info@unitygno.org

Mission UNITY of Greater New Orleans is a nonprofit organization leading a collaborative of over 60 agencies providing housing and services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Our mission is to coordinate community partnerships to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.
Who They Serve Homeless
Services Provided Housing and humanitarian services to homeless
Youth Oasis

260 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 343-6300
info@youthoasis.org

Mission To provide emergency and transitional housing, care, support and advocacy for vulnerable youth who have been pushed to the margins in the Baton Rouge area. Fully and proudly inclusive, we’re Louisiana’s first LGBT-affirming shelter for youth.
Who They Serve Young and youth adults
Services Provided
  • Emergency and transitional housing
  • Care, support, and advocacy for youth

Maine

Advocates for Children

124 Canal St., Suite A Lewiston, ME 04240
207-783-3990
info@advocatesforchildren.net

Mission We firmly believe that supporting the healthy growth and development of children and families occurs through a commitment to life-long education and community outreach. AFC serves as a comprehensive resource for parents of children of all ages, answering questions, providing workshops and classes, and helping parents navigate the challenging world of raising children.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided Children and family programs – As a community resource for parents and children, it is our job to help families learn how to lead healthy, happy lives. Our programs are available to all parents and caregivers in Androscoggin County – custodial and non-custodial parents, new parents and about-to-be parents, step-parents and grandparents. Our programs are designed to help make families stronger.
Bread of Life Ministries

155 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-3479
breadoflife@mainebreadoflife.org

Mission Bread of Life Ministries feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and provides services that help people change their lives and take personal responsibility. God calls us to minister to one another and assist those in need.
Who They Serve Hungry and homeless families and children
Services Provided
  • Soup kitchen
  • Emergency shelter
  • Housing
  • Case management
Homeless Services of Aroostook

745 Central Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 762-6000

Mission We provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for individuals and families to live in while they get connected to the resources and services in the community. We also provide all meals, towels, bedding, laundry facilities, and professional involvement designed to educate and break the cycle of homelessness.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
Maine Homeless Shelter

19 Colby St. Waterville, Maine 04901
(207) 872-8082

Mission Ending homelessness in Maine one person, one family, and one child at a time.
Who They Serve Homeless families and children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Rent Smart
  • Targeted homeless case management
  • Youth empowerment support
  • Career development
  • Financial education
New Hope Women’s Shelter

111 South Main Street
Solon, Maine 04979
207-643-6015

Mission A desire to provide a place where women can regain their lives amidst a loving Christ centered atmosphere was our goal in starting the shelter. Many women in Somerset County were seeking shelter but there were none available. On January 28, 2010 the New Hope Shelter opened. In the first 6 years of operations, we have provided a place for over 500 women and children. In March of 2015, we moved into our new fully paid-for facility provided by the generous donations of churches, businesses, foundations, and individuals! We are pleased to offer a beautiful homey atmosphere and a structured program to help women gain hope for their futures!
Who They Serve Women and children
Services Provided Housing
Rumford Group Homes

201 Knox Street, Rumford, ME 04276
207-364-3551

Mission The Rumford Family Center is a 15-bed shelter for homeless individuals and families, located in a historic neighborhood within walking distance of community amenities. There are six bedrooms in this three story home, with staff offices on site for supportive services.
Who They Serve Homeless individuals and families
Services Provided Emergency shelter

Maryland

Baltimore Outreach Services

701 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230
410-752-1285

Mission To provide comprehensive services and programs to homeless women and their children. These services include emergency shelter, supportive housing, educational programming, health and mental health services, job training and employment counseling.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter, food, clothing, and housing
  • Job training and other supportive services to more than 250 homeless women and children
  • Programs and services are offered in a caring environment with respect for each individual to promote a healthy sense of self-esteem that empowers the women to regain independence and self-sufficiency
Center for Abused Persons

2670 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601
301-645-3336

Mission The Center for Abused Persons (CAP) is a private non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the prevalence and impact of interpersonal violence within Charles County. CAP offers a broad range of services that aim to support adults and adolescents affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, abuse intervention programming, and community education.
Who They Serve Victims of abuse
Services Provided
  • Crisis hotline
  • Counseling
  • Victim advocacy
  • Community education
The Children’s Home

205 Bloomsbury Avenue,
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
410-744-7310
mmoore@thechildrenshome.net

Mission The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care. Located less than a mile from Baltimore City, TCH provides services to children of every race, creed, color, and religion. We provide therapeutic programs where children feel secure, loved and have a sense of belonging.
Who They Serve Children
Services Provided The Home’s programs and activities provide an opportunity for the children to attend public schools, develop self-esteem, and experience trusting relationships with peers and adults. Our programs focus on enhancing each child’s ability to function successfully in society with attention to accountability and community safety.
Marian House

949 Gorsuch Ave. Baltimore, MD 21218
410-467-4121
info@marianhouse.org

Mission Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. We provide a safe, sober, and loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socioeconomic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives..
Who They Serve Women and children
Services Provided Transitional and permanent housing
National Center for Children and Families

6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-4480

Mission Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families.
Who They Serve Disadvantaged children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families
  • A high-intensity therapeutic group home
  • Therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption
  • Independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood
  • Teen parent services and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement
  • Parental involvement
  • Economic and vocational stability and healthy families
Night of Peace

7509 Windsor Mill Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
410-922-4357
info@nightofpeace.org

Mission Night of Peace Family Shelter Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless families with children. We provide emergency shelter, case management, meals, shower and laundry space, and other necessities to help families in their transition to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Case management
  • Meals, laundry, and shelter
St. Ann’s Center for Children

4901 Eastern Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
(301) 365-4480
info@stanns.org

Mission St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families strengthens and supports families on their journey toward stability. Inspired by Catholic social teaching and Gospel values, St. Ann’s Center provides a nurturing community where families heal from the past, overcome barriers, and take hold of their future.
Who They Serve Women, children, and families
Services Provided
  • Housing
  • Employment counseling
  • Education
  • Life skills
  • Child care center
Stepping Stones Shelter

Stepping Stones Shelter
PO Box 712
Rockville, MD 20848
301-251-0567
info@steppingstonesshelter.org

Mission Stepping Stones Shelter Inc. provides a continuum of services (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter support) to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment. By offering food, shelter and supportive services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Stepping Stones provides hope for the future, strengthens families, and promotes self-sufficiency.
Who They Serve Families and children
Services Provided
  • Case management services to connect homeless families to needed services in the community, and to help families develop income and housing solutions
  • Employment counselors who work one-on-one to provide intense employment and career counseling
  • Tutoring for the children and GED tutoring, if needed, for the adults
  • Post-shelter support for families that have moved on from the shelter but still need help with referrals and in-kind donations in order to remain housed

Massachusetts

Abby’s House

52 High Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-5486
info@abbyshouse.org

Mission Over the years, we have helped more than 13,000 women and their children reclaim and rebuild their lives, empowering them to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and hope.
Who They Serve Women and Children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Housing
  • Advocacy
Catholic Charities

275 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
info@ccab.org

Mission Catholic Charities helps families and individuals work toward the goal of getting back on their feet and under their own roof. We offer a variety of temporary shelters as well as permanent supportive residences until that day comes. All of our shelters are staffed by trained men and women who help guide each resident through their path to self-sufficiency and independent living. Most residents are referred through the DHCD Emergency Shelter program.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided Temporary shelter and permanent supportive residences
Children’s Services of Roxbury

520 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-445-6655
info@csrox.org

Mission Our mission is to bring peace of mind to children and families across Massachusetts.
Who They Serve Homeless families and children
Services Provided
  • Behavioral health
  • Early education
  • Foster care
  • Housing
  • Youth development
Citizens Inn

81 Main Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-9775

Mission To support everyone with dignity and respect, as they live in our emergency shelter, Citizens Inn Between; our sober living transitional housing shelter, Citizens Inn Transition; our affordable housing units, Citizens Inn Homes; or join us for meals as part of our Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger program. Through our work, we not only provide a safe place to stay and a meal on the table, but offer tools to empower families and individuals to find permanent solutions to break the patterns of instability in their lives.
Who They Serve Homeless families and children
Services Provided Emergency shelter and Meals
Crossroads Family Center

56 Havre Street
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-5926
info@ebcrossroads.org

Mission Supporting Families As They Transition From Homelessness to Independent Living and Self-Sufficiency
Who They Serve Homeless families and children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Stabilization
  • Support services
  • Emergency food services

*They don’t accept walk-ins*

Heading Home

529 Main Street, Suite 100
Charlestown, MA 0212
617-864-8140
info@headinghomeinc.org

Mission To end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with a home, together with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Permanent housing and supportive services
Horizons for Homeless Children

1705 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-553-5455

Mission To improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services.
Who They Serve Homeless children
Services Provided
  • Early education centers
  • Playspace program
  • Family partnerships program
  • Policy and advocacy
House of Hope

812 Merrimack Street Lowell MA 01854
1-978-458-2870
info@houseofhopelowell.org

Mission The House of Hope, a temporary shelter, provides advocacy and care for homeless families. Rooted in a belief in God, and under the direction of an ecumenical board, it seeks to affirm the dignity of life to all who are served.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Workforce development
  • Stabilization services
  • Affordable housing
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

73 Buffum Street
Lynn, MA 01902
781-595-7570
robyn@mahomeless.org or kelly@mahomeless.org

Mission To eradicate homelessness from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and ensure that everyone has a place to call home.
Who They Serve Homeless
Services Provided
  • Homelink
  • A Bed for Every Child
  • Room to Breathe
  • Under One Roof
  • Housing 101 Trainings
  • Teen Closet
Pathways Family Shelter

7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 872-4853

Mission To improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates and searching for new resources and partnerships.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided Shelter
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children

90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-436-8600

Mission St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of our efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements, and economic independence. Located in Uphams Corner in Dorchester, Massachusetts, St. Mary’s Center supports 700 women and children annually with shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and search for affordable permanent housing.
Who They Serve Women and Children
Services Provided
  • Humanitarian programs
  • Educational services
  • Job training
  • Employment placement
  • Search for affordable housing

Michigan

Advent House Ministries, Inc.

743 N. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 485-4722
secancro@adventhouse.com

Mission As the needs of the homelessness and poverty have changed and
become more apparent over time, we have responded and expanded
to meet those needs. We have continually evolved since our inception
to always bring aid in a timely and effective manner. It is our hope
and aim to use our programs to provide respite from life’s struggles
and create opportunities for children and adults to fulfill their potential.
Who They Serve Children and Families
Services Provided The Weekend Day Shelter program meets the basic needs of food and day shelter and provides access to community resource information.
City Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Shelter

(517) 485-0145
info@bearescuer.org

Mission The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a 501c3 non-profit operating in Lansing, Michigan, USA. We have existed to meet physical and spiritual needs in Michigan’s capital area since our founding in 1911.
Who They Serve This shelter is for women or female guardians with children.
Services Provided Shelter and food
Coalition On Temporary Shelter

26 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3777

Mission To alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing
Who They Serve Homeless men, women, and children
Services Provided
  • Emer­gen­cy shel­ter for fam­i­lies
  • Sup­port­ive ser­vices
  • Mobil­i­ty coach­ing through our Pass­port to Self-Suf­fi­cien­cy™
  • Child care
  • Long-term hous­ing and safe tran­si­tion­al hous­ing for fam­i­lies.
Detroit Rescue Mission

150 Stimson Street, Detroit, MI 48201
313-993-4700
info@drmm.org

Mission To find permanent solutions for the disheartened and disadvantaged so that they can look to the future and not look back at their past.
Who They Serve
  • Homeless veterans
  • Men seeking recovery from substance abuse
  • Women struggling to make ends-meet
  • Homeless women with children
Services Provided Transitional and permanent housing for homeless women and children
EVE, Inc. (End Violent Encounters)

PO Box 14149
Lansing, MI. 48901
517-372-5976

Mission To provide supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, while empowering our community through education and awareness.
Who They Serve Survivors of domestic violence and their children
Services Provided Emergency shelter for women and children and a 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Family Counseling and Shelter

14390 Laplaisance Road Suite 106
Monroe, MI 48161
(734)241-0180

Mission To provide programs and services essential to an individual’s emotional well-being and the success of our community, as well as the protection and empowerment of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Who They Serve County families, children, and adults
Services Provided
  • Shelter, food, clothing
  • Safety Planning
  • Case Management
  • Child Playroom and Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Courtroom/PPO Advocacy
  • Legal Services
  • Job Training / Employment
  • Affordable Housing
HAVEN

801 Vanguard Drive, Pontiac, MI 48341
(877) 922-1274

Mission To empower survivors to heal, and engage all individuals and
communities to address and prevent sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
Who They Serve Victims of Domestic violence and sexual assault and their children
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Counseling
  • Advocacy and educational programming
Haven House

121 Whitehills
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-2731

Mission Haven House provides emergency housing and support services
for one-parent and two-parent families with children. The shelter helps families who are homeless prepare for permanent housing by developing and promoting self-sufficiency, stability, and financial responsibility.
Who They Serve Shelter for homeless families with children only
Services Provided Temporary shelter and assistance finding a permanent home
Housing Help of Lenawee County

307 East Church Street
Adrian, MI 4922
(517) 264-0782
info@h2lenawee.org

Mission To advance housing stability and affordable opportunities for low-income people, especially those in crisis or at risk.
Who They Serve Homeless families
Services Provided
  • Emergency shelter
  • Case management
  • Life skills training and support services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Transportation assistance
MSU Safe Place

166 Service Rd., Room 113A,
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-1100

Mission To ensure the personal safety, welfare, and dignity of those who experience relationship violence and stalking within the MSU and greater Lansing communities.
Who They Serve MSU Safe Place provides shelter to adults and their minor children who are experiencing stalking and/or emotional, physical or sexual abuse in an ongoing relationship and are in need of a safe, confidential place to stay.
Services Provided
  • Shelter
  • Counseling
  • Safety planning
Samaritas Wayne County

30600 Michigan Ave, Westland, MI 48186
(734) 721-0590
info@samaritas.org

Mission Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ
Who They Serve
  • Two-parent families
  • Single mothers or fathers with children
  • Pregnant women.
Services Provided