United Caring Services’ Men’s Emergency Night Shelter provides a safe and secure overnight haven for homeless men from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
There are metal bunk beds in a dorm-type atmosphere. Every guest is required to shower at night. There is a curfew of 10:00 pm and a wake-up service for those who need to get to work on time in the morning. Personal belongings are limited to one 40 gallon plastic tote for each guest. These belongings are secure during the day when the Night Shelter is closed. Each guest is breathalyzed nightly upon entry. UCS has zero-tolerance for alcohol use and/or illegal drug use on the property.
The Night Shelter is full nearly every night of the year. All of the men in the Night Shelter have work details that they are responsible for completing; cleaning the Night Shelter and the bathrooms every morning, washing sheets and towels in the evening, cleaning the kitchen and washing dishes after each meal, and cleaning the Day Shelter after closing each day, etc.
Guests are allowed to stay up to 90 days (3 months); however, positive, documented progress toward stability and permanent housing will allow exceptions for longer stays and increase success. We provide some Case Management support for the men in the Night Shelter, in addition to the support they receive elsewhere, so they have the possibilities and encouragement they need to get employed, housed, and back on their feet.
- Clean, safe, stable, and security-monitored facility.
- Access to personal mail, housing planning, referrals, and case management
- Clothing and hygiene items provided during stay for guests
- Access to showers at night upon entry.
- Meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner may be obtained at the UCS Day Shelter
Basic Program Rules
- Everyone staying in the Night Shelter program at UCS is assigned/eligible to be assigned a duty assignment
- Alcohol and/or illegal drugs are not allowed on shelter property
- Smoking is prohibited inside the building. Smoke breaks are scheduled during designated times in the courtyard.
- Food and Drinks are not allowed upstairs in the Night Shelter
had a safe, clean, supportive place to sleep for the night in 2020
were provided for men’s night shelter guests in 2020