ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Homelessness - Helping People Help Themselves
The New Community Shelter was established in 1994 to provide shelter and supportive services to adult men and women experiencing homelessness.
We offer a very comprehensive approach to ending homelessness for each individual we serve. Our programming is unlike any in the state of Wisconsin and has been a model for other homeless shelters throughout the nation.
The New Community Shelter mission is three-fold:
The Emergency Shelter Program for adults with a mission to provide shelter, individualized and endless case management, education, addictions counseling, mental health counseling and any other supportive services needed. Not only do we help a person become self- sufficient, we also address individual issues that caused a person to become homeless. We are a zero-tolerance facility for drugs and alcohol, we have rules and expectations, and we operate in an atmosphere of respect for self, others, this facility, our neighborhood and our community. Our emergency shelter houses up to 98 individuals.
The Transitional Living Program is for those needing extra time and care as they transition from homeless to self-sufficient. Individuals can work their way into this program from the Emergency Shelter Program. This program has 20 apartments, five of them are dedicated to military veterans.
Community Meal Program that serves any hungry children and adults from anywhere in the community. We serve dinner 365 days a year and lunch every weekend and all holidays.
The New Community Shelter’s mission is three-fold:
· To provide clean and sanitary emergency and temporary shelter, meals, education, resource and service referrals and support for adult men and women without shelter.
· To provide adequate services and a safe environment to support the dignity and self-image of the residents.
· To support the residents in their transition to permanent shelter and a self-sustaining lifestyle.