The We Care Program (WCP) provides shelter services for 49 homeless men a night. These individuals fall at or below 80% of the area median income and are ineligible for assistance from any other social service agency. The shelter opened September 1, 2017 and is open seven days a week from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. The We Care Shelter provides a warm, safe environment for individuals who would otherwise be sleeping on the street.
Dinners are provided nightly by volunteers who purchase, prepare, and serve the meal. During the 2016-2017 shelter season the We Care Program served 300 unduplicated individuals and provided 13,002 shelter nights. Our agency is instrumental in reducing the impact on our community’s municipal and healthcare services. The We Care Program is also a plus for the business community in that we offer the homeless a place to sleep other than in their doorways.
Our agency offers onsite referrals for services including, but not limited to, transitional housing, essential services, notary public, bus passes, and assistance with obtaining identification documents.