Getting Help

CARES provides the opportunity to make a positive change in your life.


When you first come to CARES, you will meet with the staff member on duty and explain your situation.  Within three days of entering the shelter you will work with staff to develop your Housing Plan that will address your challenges and get you on the road to obtaining permanent housing and employment.  While at the shelter, women receive:

  • meals, telephone and travel assistance
  • child care support
  • workshops on money management, parenting and more
  • help finding permanent housing
  • help finding a job
  • counseling and referrals

*Shelter services temporarily suspended while repairs are being completed.

Service Center

CARES provides vital non-shelter services including food, clothing, hygiene, household items, school supplies and referral services to more than 800 low-income community members who are at risk of homelessness, and most often have nowhere else to turn for such support.  This includes senior citizens, the disabled, veterans, single men/women and intact families. The Service Center includes a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet open to the Community in need.