The IWS operates as a "low barrier" shelter during the winter months. It was designed to offer a safe and warm place to sleep for men and women who - for whatever reason - have no other alternative but the streets. The primary criteria for admission into the shelter is respectful behavior, regardless of whether or not a guest is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance. Experience has taught us incidents of inappropriate behavior are rare. Guests simply appreciate a warm place to sleep. Participating sites and volunteers agree to follow a set of guidelines that allow for the safety and well being of guests and volunteers alike, including no drugs, alcohol, or weapons on the premise.
The mission of Stepping Stones is to provide a supportive community where young people experiencing homelessness can develop skills to live independently. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, independent organization that offers transitional housing for young people 16-20 years old who are experiencing homelessness.
The ReStore offers over 8,000 square feet of new and gently used furniture, household goods, electronics, appliances, and building materials. All items are donated by individuals, families, and local businesses and sold to the public at discounted prices.
All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity home building projects in Monroe County, so when you shop or donate to the ReStore you also help build a new home for a local family in need. Our ReStore relies on volunteers to help with store activities and provides great opportunities for those interested in contributing to their community. If you're interested in volunteering in this fun and rewarding environment, please visit the store.
The Salvation Army's stated objectives are the advancement of the Christian religion as promulgated in the religious doctrines-which are professed, believed and taught by the Army and, pursuant there to, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.