ABOUT STOCKTON SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS
The Mission of Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is to provide opportunities for homeless people to become self-supporting participants in the community by providing for shelter and other basic needs.
We have three year-round shelters and open a fourth one at the Housing Authority’s migrant camps during the cold winter months. Our family shelter has 25 family rooms and 2 dormitory style room for 24 single women. When we are full, and a family or single woman comes in for emergency shelter, our staff tries to connect them with other services, another shelter, or if there is room, we invite them to stay in our multi-purpose room overnight.
Our day-time Drop-In Center is a safe haven and alternative to "hanging out" on the streets or in public parks. Up to 200 people a day use this as a day labor gathering point and a place to connect with counseling and referral services. The Drop-In Center is open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Our single men's shelter provides bunk-beds for 150 but we often exceed that number which means we put out thick mats and blankets on the floor for the overflow. Since opening in 1987, we have not had to turn away any single men seeking shelter.
Holman House is our shelter for persons living with HIV/AIDS and there have been times when we are full there too. But the same principles apply in all our shelters, we make room for emergency cases and work with other resources to locate shelter.
Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is a not-for-profit agency that serves the homeless in a caring and compassionate manner.
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