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Connection Homeless Shelter

414 E. 6th St
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 532-5050

Class of Housing: homeless shelter.

General Information:

The Connection provides housing to about 325 clients a year. "Emergency" stays are for a few days or weeks and are designed to address urgent needs. "Transitional" stays are up to 2 years, for those who are willing to stay put long enough to build a foundation for a better future.

The single men's quarters accomodate up to 18 men in a dormitory setting and 7 in private bedrooms. The single women's area accomodates up to 3 women in dorm beds and 4 in private bedrooms. There are 6 apartments to serve families with children. Services include a warm, secure place to spend the night, a hearty breakfast and supper each day and proactive case management. The latter is an effort to help our clients face up to the issues that are contributing to their homelessness, deal with those issues and move on into appropriate housing.

We encourage long stays, since the only real way to stop homelessness is to stop the homeless. Those who are constantly on the move do not generally have the motivation, resources or networks necessary to build a solid foundation for the future. Our goal is to provide a sort of trusted "family" for those who are willing to stay put for a while and slowly rebuild their lives.

We initially welcome anyone except unaccompanied children under the age of 18. A quick intake and pre-screen then includes a criminal background check done by the State Patrol, a UA drug test, a breath test for alcohol if appropriate, and first impressions regarding mental health. Results of those tests and observations determine if a person may stay overnight, and under what conditions. The current shelter is not equipped to deal with those who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, nor with the severely mentally ill. In those cases, we refer to other service providers and do what we can to find more appropriate facilities or resources. We consistently bend over backwards to help whomever we can, even if they do not really fit our "criteria."

Website: http://theconnectionnp.publishpath.com/

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How To Volunteer at Connection Homeless Shelter:

Be a volunteer. Call Connection Homeless Shelter at (308) 532-5050 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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