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Community Shelter Services Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: Provide temporary shelter and food for homeless families and individuals. Also to provide living accomodations through a single resident occupancy program

Programs: Community shelter services emergency shelter provides emergency housing for full families including children as well as single women and single men. The emergency shelter serves between 400 and 600 people annually and is open every day. The rooms are available on a first come first serve basis and the facilities are supervised by professional staff twenty four hours a day. While in shelter, individuals and families are linked with community-based organizations and provided case management which focuses on safety, affordable housing, and financial literacy.

community shelter services single room occupancy program is a community-based, affordable housing program that houses over ninety adults in efficiency apartments subsidized by the erie housing authority. Our two facilities are staffed twenty four hours a day, three hundred sixty five days a year like the emergency shelter. Affordability is a critical factor in a person's ability to sustain housing and get a foothold in the community. Community shelter services is able to provide a positive and sustainable living environment for residents through offering affordable housing tailored to the needs of its residents. This program provides residency and networking services as well as access to support services and case management.

community shelter services contracts with erie county's department of human services to provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing program which provides financial assistance, financial literacy basics, and case management. The program helps working families stay in their homes and helps those working families that can afford an apartment but have lost their homes, find new homes quickly.

transition housing-the program aids homeless families in their transition between emergency shelter and self sufficiency.

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