More information about shelter services during construction is available for survivors and community partners at this link.
Growing capacity and safety for survivors.
January 14 marked the launch of a six-month construction project to renovate our emergency shelter. The effort will create additional bedrooms, increase safety and confidentiality, and improve use of space at the facility. We are committed to uninterrupted operation of the shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, also housed at the facility, but some changes are necessary.
We won’t be able to accept donations of used items during construction.
Shelter spaces typically used for processing and storing donations of gently used items have been converted to living and office spaces during construction. We ask that you consider making your donation directly to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity ReStore. These agencies partner with us to accept and process your donations and, in turn, provide shelter residents with vouchers to “shop” for things they need.
Group volunteer projects might need to focus on community events and our farm.
Although it will be difficult to coordinate group projects in the shelter during construction, we’ll still have lots of opportunities for you and your group to volunteer service to the mission. Learn more about how you and your corporate, faith, or community groups can help at this link.
You may experience delayed communication from our community engagement and administrative staff.
Offices for our administration, development, and marketing staff are housed at the emergency shelter facility. Over the next few months, these teams may be temporarily relocated or experience technology access interruptions. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
We’ll keep you updated.
Despite likely complications during construction, we hope you are excited about possibilities the shelter renovation will create for survivors in our community for many years to come. Look to our blog for updates on construction progress. And please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Our shelter rehabilitation project is made possible by LFUCG Grants and Special Projects with funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CFDA 14.218, authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq.