The shelter portion of the facility has space for 7 men to stay overnight​

User Criteria

To access our shelter services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are 16 years of age or older

  • You are homeless, or about to become homeless

  • You are not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

  • You must complete an in-person screening interview prior to acceptance into the shelter

  • You must demonstrate a desire to actively work towards permanently getting off the streets


Daily between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. You do not need to call prior to an intake, simply come to our door at 5:30 p.m.

Shelter Hours

Daily from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Breakfast and dinner are served at the shelter, and clients are able to pack a lunch before they leave for the day.

Working Together

Clients and staff work together, just like a family. House chores, cooking, and doing dishes are assigned to everyone, and together we maintain the home.

Staff also work one-on-one with clients to help them set and achieve goals. Goals can include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal development

  • Furthering your education

  • Finding employment

  • Finding suitable housing

  • Attaining new skills

Our staff are here to help clients with their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our goal is to work with each client, taking them from a state of homelessness and working with them until they are independent and self-sufficient members of society. We are more than just a bed and a meal - it is our goal to see lives transformed!

Rules of the Shelter

  1. Clients are forbidden to bring weapons, any illegal substances, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and/or alcohol into the shelter

  2. Violence, threatened violence, or other illegal conduct is not permitted and will be reported to law enforcement authorities

  3. No smoking or vaping in the shelter

  4. Acts that endanger the health and safety of yourself or others or which substantially interfere with the orderly operation of the facility will not be tolerated

  5. No touching others without their permission

  6. Clients are not to enter other clients' bedrooms

  7. Only one person is to be in the bathroom at a time

  8. No smoking on the premises

  9. No food or beverages (other than water) on the second or third floor

  10. Always treat others and the shelter with respect

  11. Any client who comes to Hope Awaits under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted to stay at the shelter that evening