SOS – Emergency Shelter
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our SOS Emergency Shelter program maintained 30-35 unrestricted shelter beds. The emergency shelter accepts men, women, and children. Lighthouse is proud to partner with over 60 local congregations. Each week, a congregation takes on the responsibility of hosting SOS’s shelter guests and provides them with overnight accommodations, three daily meals, transportation, and meaningful interactions with caring volunteers. As a housing-first shelter, case managers assist households with exiting into housing. SOS has an onsite clothing closet, showers, and washers and dryers available, allowing clients to look and feel their best as they seek employment and housing. Over 80% of our shelter guests successfully enter into housing.
During the pandemic, the Emergency Shelter program has been moved to a local motel in order to keep our clients, volunteers, and partners safe.