About St. Anthony Family Shelter
A family-centered environment, St. Anthony Family Shelter provides families with basic needs, assistance and support to gain stable housing, education on parenting and other life skills, and referrals to community resources. After leaving the shelter, families may participate in a follow up program to help ensure their success.
More About the Services of St. Anthony Family Shelter
Since 1988, Catholic Charities St. Anthony Family Shelter has met the immediate needs of countless families in crisis. In addition to a safe place to stay, the program provides a continuum of services for economically disadvantaged families.
How We Help
Our services include case management, referrals for employment, education, health assessments and other medical needs, instruction in parenting skills, special attention to children's needs on premises by a foster grandparent and the family’s advocate, family counseling, referral for drug, alcohol and mental health counseling, follow-up case management, and the USD 259 homeless services.
Families who can move out of the shelter and into their own homes continue to receive the benefits of support and guidance that help ensure their success. We assist them with goal planning and provide case management, advocacy and support, as determined by individual need. For those families who require it, we help connect them to community resources for furniture, linens and other basic home necessities.
Meeting Needs, Preserving Dignity
The shelter is unique in terms of efforts made to preserve the dignity of the families we serve, “family” being defined as a single parent or married couple with childrens accompanying them. Individuals and couples without children under 18 are referred to other shelters in the city. As many as 13 families can be accommodated in private rooms each night.
While residing at the shelter, families’ basic needs are met, including three meals a day, personal hygiene supplies, laundry facilities and an indoor play area. While at the shelter, residents agree to complete household chores and follow established guidelines. The length of stay is determined on a case-by-case basis, ranging from a few nights to thirty days.
• Family (couple with children, single adult with children) must be homeless
• All adults must have photo identification; must have social security cards, medical records, or Personal Identification Form (PIF) for all children
• Couples must declare in writing their marital or common law status
How You Can Help
By the grace of dedicated individuals and groups who share in our ministry, we provide help to many families in crisis. While each person has individual reasons for wanting to volunteer, many share a universal reward — the emotional and spiritual satisfaction that comes from serving others who are in need. How can you be a part of Catholic Charities mission to help families in need?
Hire shelter residents for full-time, part-time or seasonal work.
Create a permanent legacy in honor of loved ones through memorial gifts or special tribute gifts that commemorate birthdays, anniversaries or other celebrations.
St. Anthony Family Shelter needs your support. Donations provide more than half of the needs at the shelter, ensuring utilities, maintenance, food, and much more. Join us!
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