The Access Center provides services to 3,600 unduplicated homeless clients each year, working to move clients from having no regular nighttime residence to residing in a stable facility, with ID, immediate needs and benefits assistance in place.
Shelter Plus Care
Homeless Access Center and Shelter Plus Care programs assist homeless individuals and their families by providing supportive and educational services, case management, family counseling, drug counseling, medical and mental health services, and temporary shelter, transitional housing, and long-term Section 8 housing. These programs enable hundreds of families each year to move from homelessness and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
The Women’s Shelter facility provides private and semi-private quarters for women with children. The site includes a playground, laundry facilities and space for meetings and counseling. This transitional housing program guides home-seeking women with children toward stable lifestyles with permanent housing within a 90-day period. This facility provides private and semi-private sleeping quarters, showers and bathrooms on the second floor. Two bathrooms accessible to persons with disabilities are located on the first floor. A large dinning area, kitchen, activity room, meeting and counseling room are also on the first floor. There is a playground on-site, and laundry facilities are provided within the shelter.
Transitional Housing for Mental Health Clients
Transitional Housing for Mental Health Clients provides semi-supervised living services designed to provide structured living arrangements for patients/clients who do not need intensive support but who, without some support and structure, may return to a condition requiring hospitalization. These services provide a program that may be a transition to independent living.