Class of Housing/Services: Homeless Shelter
Resident Services - Ext. 2001
After Hours - Ext. 2007
Administrative Office Hours - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Arlington Life Shelter provides emergency shelter for men, women and children. Emergency shelter services are provided for up to three (3) nights and during periods of extreme cold or heat. 14 day services and housing placement are provided for persons unable to work due to disability or age. Regardless of the length of stay: You must have a photo ID. Background checks are required. Persons with felony convictions of a crime against another person within the past five years and/or a conviction of a crime against a child at any time will be denied entry to ensure shelter safety. There is no fee for services. The Resident Entrance is located on the west side of our building, where you'll see a ramp with a deck and benches. Please do not go to the administrative entrance, which faces Division Street. What time can I come? 4pm - NEW Residents - If you are not currently staying here but would like to get into our program. 5pm - Current Residents - People who are already in our program and have a bed assigned to them. 6pm - Emergency Stays if the weather is bad (if it is very hot or very cold.) Emergency stays are not guaranteed a bed, but space available on couches or the floor is available if the beds are full. The Shelter Coordinator determines if the weather is bad enough for Emergency Stays. ill you hold a bed for me if you are full and I can't get in? All bed and space assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. We do not hold beds for new residents. However, when you become a resident, we will hold your assigned bed as long as you are in the program. What do I need to get in? To check in (also called "intake") you have to have at least ONE of these: A driver's license (from any state or country) OR A state ID card OR A military ID card OR A passport (from any country) OR A student ID card OR A copy of your mugshot if you have ever been arrested in Arlington. You can get a copy of your mugshot from the Arlington Police Department at the corner of Division and Cooper. Where can I go until check in time? Unfortunately, we do not have a day shelter. There is a public park behind the shelter that has shaded areas. Will there be a background check? Yes, we will do a background check on you. If you have a felony conviction of a crime against another person in the past 5 years, you cannot stay here. If you have a conviction of any crime against a child at any time, you cannot stay here. Will there be a drug or alcohol test? Arlington Life Shelter performs random breathalyzer and urine drug tests. You may be asked to leave if you fail either of these tests. What may I bring with me? You will have a small storage locker for your personal belongings. You may NOT bring: Outside food or drinks. Guns of any kind, even if you have a permit for it. You may bring medicines, tools, or knives, but you must allow us to check them in and lock them up overnight. You can have these things back in the morning when you leave. How long can I stay? All residents must follow the rules to stay here. When you check in, you will be given a copy of the shelter rules and a list of things you must do to stay here longer. At first, you can stay for 3 nights. After 3 nights, you will meet with the Shelter Coordinator. If you have done everything that has been asked of you, you might be able to stay in our Employment Program for up to 12 weeks. This program helps you get the skills you need to get a job and get back on your feet. If after 3 nights, you have not done the things you are asked to do for that program, you will have to leave. What about food? We serve dinner and breakfast to our residents in our dining room. We give you a sack lunch for you to take with you in the morning. We do not provide food for people who are not staying here. What time do I have to leave in the morning? Residents must leave by 8am. Do I have to take all my things with me every day? You do not have to take all your belongings with you every day. You may store things in your cubby or locker. You must provide your own lock. Do you provide transportation? Can you give me a ride to work? No, we do not provide rides to work. We can assist with getting children to school and back to the shelter after school. My kids aren't old enough for school. What happens to them? Your case manager can help you find child care for your children so that you can work. Children cannot stay at the shelter while parents work or leave. Do I have to pay to stay here? No. Arlington Life Shelter is free.
Helpful Definitions For Arlington Life Shelter:
Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities. Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered. Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.
How To Volunteer at Arlington Life Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Arlington Life Shelter at 817-548-9885 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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