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
  • Discussion groups
  • Counseling sessions
  • 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
The Shepherd Place

1362 S. Governor Ave
Dover, DE 19904
302-678-1909

Mission To work to meet the needs of those in the Dover area who were homeless.
Who They Serve Women & children
Services Provided
  • Housing
  • Case management
  • Food
  • Transitional housing
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
  • Transitional and permanent 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

 


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