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Sheltering Homeless in Marion County

Our Shelter Program for those experiencing homelessness in Marion County, provides a safe haven and support for women, single parents and families. Our shelter is comprised of Lovell Hall, Clover Hall and the Elizabeth House. We have a total of 12 bedrooms with 36 beds plus common areas. Residents engaging in our self-sufficiency program may stay up to 3 months and are expected to seek employment and housing, volunteer, assist with house-keeping, attend regular meetings with a case-manager and other classes and opportunities to learn and grow.

Available Amenities:

  • Shared bedroom and bathroom (family members are not separated and offered private rooms when available)

  • Common areas for living room, kitchen and laundry rooms

  • Refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker

  • Library – books, games, movies, toys

  • Pantry and personal cabinets

  • Computers for homework and job searches

  • Cribs, bassinets, playpens, rockers, changing table, etc

  • Keypad entry

  • Security cameras and security guards

  • 24-hour staff on duty

Specialized rooms include those geared towards pregnant moms and a respite room for those needing recovery time from minor surgery that are unhoused.

A Case Manager meets with residents each week to determine their needs and barriers so that we can better equip them for a brighter future, as well as providing referrals for services offered in the community. Dinner is provided by local churches and organizations each night, that includes a time of fellowship and sharing. Children living in our shelter are enrolled in school/daycare. Interfaith partners with local ministers to provide devotional meetings and bible studies to support the spiritual well-being and growth of our residents.  Mental health counseling is provided for residents, and participation in United Way’s Strong Families Program is required for all families.

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