Emergency Shelter

Housing at COI
   Transformational Housing
   Emergency Shelter
   Case Management

Community Outreach, Inc. offers emergency shelter, by referral only for individuals seeking a safe place to sleep for the night. The emergency shelter is available to men, women, and families who are practicing sobriety and behaviorally appropriate. Clients may access showers, bathrooms, kitchen, food pantries, phone and mail services, information and referral, and our medical clinics.

Program Overview

This service is offered seven days a week by referral from a partner agency. Clients may be on-site as early as 7 pm and checked in no later than 9 pm, when quiet hours begin. On Wednesday nights, check in begins at 9 pm, when our medical clinic ends. Bedding is provided, and a limited number of mats are also available. Clients can also choose to use their own bedding.

Emergency shelter clients are awake at 7 am, and allowed to use showers and bathrooms. Clients must be packed up and out of the lobby area before it opens at 8 am.

Clients using the emergency shelter have the option to complete a screening for COI’s Transformational Housing program if eligible. Appropriate behavior including sobriety, and an available bed or unit are required.

Admission Criteria

  • For families, head of household must be 18 years or older and have at least one child present.
  • Must be referred by a partner agency and completed an emergency shelter intake.
  • We do not shelter sex offenders, violent or dangerous offenders, or anyone whose behavior may jeopardize the health and safety of other clients and staff.
  • Clients must be practicing sobriety.

There is no cost to clients for using the emergency shelter.

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