The Emergency Shelter provides homeless adults temporary shelter and meals. On-site programs, Shelter staff, and community volunteers help clients access resources for independent living. The program emphasis is to help clients set short-term goals that will equip them for relocation into a stable environment upon exiting the Shelter. Maximum length of occupancy is three months.

  • 98-bed capacity: 58 men, 24 women and 4 Family Rooms, all are housed separately, filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Structured communal living arrangement including assigned chores.

Case management assessment involving community resource networking with the Employment Security Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Work First, Legal Services, Mental Health services, Social Security Administration, Public Health services and others.

Intake Procedures

Our Intake hours for the emergency shelter are from 6pm - 7:30 pm, seven days a week. Intake for new clients will not be done after 7:30 pm. Potential clients must call the office first at 252-752-0829 to do a screening to determine eligibility into the shelter.

  1. Client must provide proof of homelessness. Proof of homelessness can be a letter from another homeless shelter or a transitional program, an eviction notice or letter from landlord indicating his intent to begin eviction proceedings, a letter from other household members clearly stating reason for homelessness.
  2. Client must have a state issued photo I.D, cannot have outstanding warrants, and cannot be a sex offender. For families with children, must have birth certificates for the child(ren).
Agencies, hospitals, and correctional facilities

Please use our referral form.  Once complete, fax it to our office at 252-752-8766 along with a copy of a State Issued Photo ID of client needing to come in.   We will not accept the referral forms without a copy of the State Issued ID.

Also, please read the guideline for homelessness verification prior to sending the referral.

Referral FormHomelessness Verification Guidelines