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The PCM Family Shelter is dedicated to the needs of homeless families and women experiencing some form of personal crisis.
The Family Shelter offers guests a safe, warm atmosphere that promotes recovery, self-sufficiency and independent living. It also serves as a place of refuge for battered women and children.
The Family Shelter provides community and single-family rooms with dormitory-style beds, plus space for cots when weather or other circumstances necessitate. We can accommodate single-women and single-parent families (including families with teenage boys). Our two-story facility also provides indoor and outdoor play areas for children as well as several lounges.
Emergency Shelter is offered for 24-48 hours. Emergency Shelter policies vary based on seasonal needs, please contact the Family Shelter staff with any questions: 402.475.1303
Every guest of the Family Shelter is provided with a bed (or cot), three meals a day, shower facilities, personal hygiene items and laundry facilities.
A longer-term shelter is available for eligible families and single women working towards stable, independent living. Each guest participating in this program will be assigned a PCM caseworker to help create individual goals and milestones.
Classes are offered throughout the week and cover a variety of topics including AA, Life Skills, Employment Readiness, Stress Management, Nutrition, and Self-Care. Community resource referrals and employment assistance are also provided to help each guest move towards independent living.
As part of this program, guests are expected to attend classes, volunteer in the kitchen, do daily chores, attend house meetings and meet weekly with their caseworker. We work with Drug Court, Health and Human Services, and do drug and alcohol testing when necessary.
One-on-one counseling, Bible studies, and Sunday church services are available to all guests.
Children & Youth
For school-aged kids staying at the Shelter, we provide evening, summer, and holiday programming that is supervised by caring adults and volunteers through our E.D.E.F.Y program.
E.D.E.F.Y. = Encouragement, Discipleship, Evangelism, and Fellowship for Youth
Activities include games, crafts, field trips, snacks, tutoring, Bible Stories, and other age-appropriate activities.
Former Family Shelter Guest
How to Receive Services
- Must provide a valid photo ID.
- Must provide birth certificates for all children.
- Must provide social security cards.
- Overnight/Emergency Shelter: Check-in begins by 8:00 pm, but it is best to call ahead to set up an appointment.
- Curfew: Sunday–Thursday: 10:00pm // Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm
- Breakfast: 6:45am-7:15am
- Lunch: 11:15am-Noon
- Dinner: 4:45pm-5:30pm
- Sack Lunches are available if you are not able to make a mealtime because of work or an appointment, as supplies allow.
110 Q Street
The Family Shelter is staffed with full-time and on-call supervisors and caseworkers.