MEN’S, WOMEN’S & FAMILY SHELTER
The McLane Center of Hope Women and Family Shelter is a 44-bed facility, which houses single ladies as well as families. A family is defined as a woman with one or more children, a man with one or more children, or a couple with one or more children.
The men’s shelter is located across the street from the McLane Center of Hope and is a 24-bed facility.
Our shelters are at 100% capacity a majority of the time. When we have available beds, they are typically filled again within a week and are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We do have a Veteran Assistance Program and we reserve 15 beds for veterans.
As part of the program, clients are interviewed by their case manager within the first three days of their stay. During this interview, we establish what their needs are as well as a plan for helping them to become self-sustained. The average stay is approximately 30-days but can be extended to 90-days depending on the needs of the client. In some circumstances, if the client is following their individual development plan and needs more time to meet their goals, an extension past 90-days may be granted on a case by case basis.
All clients receive three meals a day, case management, access to on-site laundry facilities, and access to computers to job search, prepare resumes and complete online training. They also have access to LTs Aaron and Chantel Millin, who are The Salvation Army Corp Officers and Pastors, for spiritual care if desired. Upon successful completion of the program, clients should have a steady source of income and a place to live.
The cost to cover one person for a day is $50, this includes the bed, 3 meals, 2 snacks, laundry, computer lab access, transportation, and case management. The cost for one person for 90-days is $4,500.
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