Shalom Community Center

620 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401

(812) 334-5728 Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Day Center, Resource Center Open Mondays through Fridays

General Information:
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm The Shalom Community Center is a day shelter and resource center for people experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. We provide basic life essentials (meals, laundry, showers, mail), walk-in case management, employment assistance, and housing support. We offer both a rapid re-housing program for working homeless households and a permanent supportive housing program for chronically homeless individuals and families. Day Shelter and Resource Center Shalom provides a place for guests to stay Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests have access to restrooms, laundry equipment, shower facilities, short and long term storage, and donated items including clothing, personal care items, items for infants, and others. Guests may also use Shalom for their mailing address and phone number, provided they have permission from a caseworker. Hunger Relief Shalom Community Center is the only agency in the county that provides two nutritious meals per day. We serve breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. In 2013 we provided a total of 71,696 meals, the largest number of sit-down meals of any agency in Monroe County! Between 2010 and 2012 we served a total of 230,488 sit-down meals! Employment Assistance Shalom also helps guests with finding employment. The center provides job counseling and placement, on-site training, resume writing assistance and feedback, and transportation vouchers to help guests get to and from interviews and work. In 2013 Shalom facilitated 1,194 counseling sessions to help job seekers improve resumes, presentation skills, and interview skills. Between 2010 and 2012 Shalom helped 1,474 people improve their skills, and between 2011 and 2012 facilitated 2,090 job counseling sessions!

Helpful Definitions For Shalom Community Center:
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.

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 Shalom Community Center:
Be a volunteer. Call Shalom Community Center at (812) 334-5728 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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