Sister Mary O’Donnell Emergency Homeless Shelter
- Our emergency homeless shelter for families and individuals is a program based operation. The program is simple. We provide internal case management services in cooperation with case managers from our sister agencies, establishing a plan to meet each person’s or family’s needs and then monitor the plan’s progress, holding everyone accountable for the goals mutually set. While progress is being made on each established plan, shelter support staff manage and address the daily needs of the shelter residents.
- Transitional Housing provides low income subsidized 2 and 3 bedroom units to families with children renewed annually. The goal of transitional housing is to provide temporary affordable housing while families work to become self-sufficient. Parents must employed or taking classes to improve their financial situation. Families pay only their portion of the rent (determined by Presque Isle Housing Authority, ACAP, AMHC, or other rent subsidy agency), cable bill, phone bill, and electricity each year.
- Outreach service consists of transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, and vital appointments with other service agencies. Funding for this program currently supports part time hours and use of an old van. Efforts are under way to increase funding, replace the van, and add hours if at all possible.