Mission: Sheltercare offers a variety of housing support services for people who are homeless or those facing homelessness with a committed focus on the community's most vulnerable individuals dealing with psychiatric disabilities, acquired brain injuries and homeless families. Sheltercare provides emergency housing, short term housing and permanent housing. Additionally sheltercare provides support to build skills for independent living and housing stability.
Programs: Sheltercare provided long term supported housing to 188 chronically homeless adults who are living with a mental illness. Staff work with these clients to find appropriate and safe housing options and build the skills necessary to maintain their housing. 317 individuals received behavioral health services and developed treatment plans to learn how to manage their mental health symptoms. 20 individuals received trauma informed care at our secure residential facility, which provides a safe home-like setting for adults transitioning out of the state hospital.
sheltercare provides emergency housing, traditional housing, and prevention services to unhoused community members or those at risk of losing their housing. 193 families were provided financial assistance and case management to avoid losing their housing. 15 families were temporarily housed when experiencing a crisis in their housing. During their stay, those families worked with staff to secure permanent affordable housing upon their exit, 11 out of 15 transitioned to permanent housing. In addition, sheltercare also provided short term housing for 75 chronically homeless adults who needed a safe place to continue recovery after a hospital stay.
sheltercare provided long term residential support for 31 adults who are survivors of acquired brain injury. Residents work on building the skills needed for independent living. Many residents are actively involved with sheltercare's consumer council, a representative body of clients from across the agency. The consumer council meets monthly and elects officers annually.