Shelter House Transitional and Supportive Housing

429 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 351-0326
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional and Supportive Housing, food

General Information:
Transitional and Supportive Housing. Shelter House offers temporary housing and supportive services that help individuals and families make the transition to more stable, productive lives. Shelter House is staffed 7 days a week. Shelter House is Johnson County, Iowa's only general use homeless shelter, providing transitional shelter to men, women, and children, including the disabled the elderly. Our mission is to provide shelter, basic, and transitional resources, while encouraging self-sufficiency, to any person in our community who is homeless. In addition to temporary housing, Shelter House also offers many supportive services that help individuals and families make the transition to more stable, productive lives. Safe Shelter Each year, Shelter House provides shelter to hundreds of men, women and children. This includes overnight housing, breakfast and an evening meal, bathing and laundry facilities, a mailing address and a place to receive phone calls and messages.  This is often referred to as Short Term or Transitional Shelter. Drop-in Center Shelter House offers drop-in services every weekday afternoon from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and every Satuday and Sunday from 8:00 AM - 11 AM.  Shelter House operates a drop-in center to provide services to those not able to stay overnight at the shelter. These services include showers, laundry, phone calls, access to donations, bus tickets, and outreach.  Counseling Anyone planning to stay at Shelter House for more than a few days will participate in the in-house counseling program. This program helps clients access community resources, develop short and long-term goals, and maintain gainful employment. Shelter House clients are expected to save up to 75% of their earnings during their stay and put this money toward setting up their own households. Employment Program The Supported Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program provides comprehensive case management services including life skills training, educational assistance, and child care services as well as referrals to substance abuse and mental health counseling.   [more info] Shelter House provides support services to help homeless people become independent.  This is a partial list of the services we provide: - Emergency and Transitional Shelter - In-House Counseling - Supported Employment Training and Internships - Laundry and Shower Facilities - Clothing and Toiletry Donations - Meals - Telephone Use  

Helpful Definitions For Shelter House Transitional and Supportive Housing:
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

How To Volunteer at Shelter House Transitional and Supportive Housing:
Be a volunteer. Call Shelter House Transitional and Supportive Housing at (319) 351-0326 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: 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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