The WARM Shelter is a 19-bed facility designed to help homeless men and women who suffer from a variety of circumstances:
- 40% of homeless individuals are afflicted with one or more mental illnesses and/or substance abuse.
- 23% became homeless because of loss of employment
- 19% became homeless because they could not make ends meet (including housing costs)
Other common factors include family struggles, relocation, physical illness, and abuse.
While staying at the Shelter residents must remain alcohol and drug free, follow house rules, meet with their peers and staff at a weekly meeting and submit to random alcohol/drug testing
The WARM Shelter’s men’s dormitory has 12 beds and one small single room for the dorm manager. The male residents have recently completed an overhaul and upgrade to the adjacent men’s bathroom including new flooring, painting, and curtains. Looks great!
WARM Shelter’s Women’s Dormitory provides a safe and warm environment for 6 women with a separate bathroom with a washer and dryer in it for their use.
In addition to the 19-bed short-term shelter, WARM provides five additional separate, individual rooms of long-term transitional housing. This program, known as WARM-Up, occupies the same building – but not the same floor – as the shelter. Participants in this program may stay up to two years. They must work or volunteer full-time, pay a portion of their income in rent, remain alcohol and drug free, follow house rules, meet with their peers and staff at a weekly meeting and submit to random alcohol/drug testing.