More than a roof or a bed. Since 1983, Shelter House (shelterhouseiowa.org) has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. Shelter House operates a 70-bed emergency shelter in addition to four homes and an apartment building through which they provide over 60 permanent supportive housing units. Shelter House focuses on programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health recovery that help hundreds of adults, children, and families each year to get back on their feet. They aim to be a voice for systemic community change through excellence in service, financial stewardship, and the development of strong community partnerships.
Cash or check donations can be given online through Realm (onrealm.org/uusic/-/give/SJOffering) or mailed to the office. (Write checks to UUS, with Shelter House on the memo line.)