HOMELESS?

2014-06-05 10.11.38Need shelter for one or more nights? Here are a few details you may wish to know…

Single men

  • ERP has a general 2-week limit for stays. Our year runs from July 1 – June 30.
  • Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Guests must be in by 11:00 p.m.
  • The adult section closes each day at 9:00 a.m. and reopens each day at 4:00 p.m.
  • Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. A simple breakfast is also provided, and guests may pack a lunch if they wish.
  • No alcohol or intoxication is allowed on the premises.

Single women, couples, or families with children

  • ERP has 2 apartments for families (when empty they may also be used for up to 3 single women per apartment). When those are full, we are sometimes able to provide alternate shelter.
  • There is a general limit of 2 weeks for stays in one year.
  • We recommend that women who are recent victims of domestic violence first call ACCESS (515.292.0500 or 800.203.3488) to see if they can provide shelter.
  • Whenever possible, check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. Calling ahead is very much appreciated.
  • Guests should be in by 11:00 p.m., an exception may be made for work hours.
  • No alcohol or intoxication is allowed on the premises.
  • The apartments include shared laundry facilities and a shared kitchen.
  • Guests are encouraged to provide their own food when possible. The shelter may also supplement when needed.

Transitional Housing

  • ERP has 6 apartments to assist families in stabilizing their housing situation.
  • There is an application and interview process.
  • Successful candidates will have a plan with a timeline for securing other housing.