Providing a Hand Up
Council of Community Services is a place where each person will receive a helping hand up. We provide refuge for every man, woman, and child without judgment.
Our mission is to assist each person in their goals for self-sufficiency and autonomy. For the homeless living on the streets, we’re a hot meal, a warm bed and a second chance. For the mentally ill, we are a safe, stable, and supportive environment in which to seek assistance. For an impoverished family in crisis, we are a source of many programs which provide hope.
If you are considering seeking help at the Emergency Shelter, these are some of the requirements and expectations that you can expect when you arrive.
Anyone may stay at the Shelter. Adults with children are responsible in monitoring their children at ALL times. Neglecting this requirement will ultimately lead to expulsion due to safety concerns.
- Every person must be able to care for themselves, including showering daily and doing laundry regularly.
- Panhandling (asking for money)
- Fraternizing (holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc.)
- Violence or aggressive behavior
- Profanity, sexual or racial remarks, behaviors, or harassment
- Theft or destruction of property
- Residents may not be in sleeping areas between 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
- Alcohol or illegal drugs
- Personal locks
- Prescribed medication in lockers or personal baggage (can be stored in the front office)
- More that one bag of belongings (maximum weight of 50 pounds)
- Weapons, tools, or scissors
- If you are unable to pay for your stay, you may be assigned a daily detail (i.e. washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, or other help around the Shelter), and everyone will be assigned a floor chore. Failure to complete the detail may result in a suspension.
- Everyone must breathalyze for alcohol upon entering the Shelter.