Emergency Shelter and Services In providing shelter, we offer:
- Safe and clean emergency sleeping space & bedding
- Dorm rooms offering housing for eight individuals in each room
- Access to mail (send & receive) and telephone (with long distance services)
- Warm balanced meals served onsite daily
- Access to computers for e-mail and job searches
Individuals must be at least 18 years old to stay at the New Community Shelter, have a valid ID (or we will help obtain one), have a background check and be free from alcohol or drugs. For additional information regarding the admissions criteria call (920) 437-3766, ext. 0. The Emergency Shelter is a program, meaning residents must be in every evening at 10PM, meet with their Case Manager weekly and work on their individual goals to self-sufficiency.
Emergency Shelter Program Case Management
Case Management is offered to all residents who stay in the Emergency Shelter Program. A resident typically meets with their Case Manager within 24 hours of their entering the shelter. The Case Manager and resident identify which needs are most critical, develop mutual goals, and implement a plan towards self-sufficiency. These plans include referrals to internal and external resources. The Case Manager educates the resident on suitable resources. To make the referral process efficient, the Case Management staff maintains open communication and is continually building relationships with other supportive services in the area. Evaluating referrals and modifying plans are part of weekly meetings between Case Management and each resident.
Emergency Shelter: 815
2012 daily average of people sheltered with us was 84.
Average stay was 38 days for those who left the program in 2012.
Other Emergency Shelter Services Include:
Preventative Case Management
Preventative Case Management is initiated when a community member approaches the shelter when they are at risk of becoming homeless. Full Case Management is offered to these individuals to resolve current crises. The main goal of this service is to help at-risk community members sustain permanent housing and prevent them from entering the Emergency Shelter Program.
Outreach Case Management
The Outreach Case Manager routinely does outreach to homeless individuals on the street. This includes going to places the homeless are known to frequent such as the meal programs, library, transit center, parks and under bridges. Any homeless individuals encountered are informed of the resources available and encouraged to seek shelter. The PATH Case Manager also does “in-reach” at local emergency shelters. This includes going on a consistent day and time to St. John the Evangelist Emergency Shelter and the New Community Shelter.