Tri-Town Shelter Services - Vernon, CT

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Vernon, CT 06066
: 860-875-9702

Tri-Town Shelter Services - Vernon, CT

Tri-Town Shelter Services has existed since 1984. Those from the three towns of Vernon, Tolland, and Ellington saw a visible increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness. Being a group of compassionate citizens, they decided to do something about this. Over three decades later, the need is greater still.

Emergency Shelter
Providing emergency shelter to those experiencing homelessness remains our primary purpose. Satisfying this basic human need, they can focus their energies on addressing the contributing factors resulting in their homelessness.
During intake the resident self-reports the factors resulting in their homelessness.  This becomes the basis for an Individualized Service Plan that addresses these in ways that move them towards self-determination and self-sufficiency.  In a very real sense our facility serves the dual purpose of providing shelter and an environment in which life skills can be relearned. Each of us have learned coping skills growing up that allowed us to survive that require updating so we can thrive.  When life throws us a “curve ball,” we need to adjust our approach.  It’s about adding and dropping cards that help us play the game of life more productively.

Each resident meets weekly with staff for case management and service plan review. At this time the resident and staff identify the goals and action steps needed to address the contributing factors resulting in homelessness.  This is done intentionally and measurably.
    In-House 12-Step Meetings
    In-House Workgroups on a wide range of pertinent topics
    Bi-weekly HIV/AIDS Prevention
    Testing and Support Services

We are a shelter for homeless individuals and families and offer full-charge case management support services, advocacy, referrals, and in-house computer lab for learning and resume writing. We have numerous primary agencies that partner with us in service to our clients.
mergency shelter for single adults, couples, and families; intake hours: 24 hr/7 days; must call first. The Service Coordinator works out a goal plan with each resident and assists residents in meeting their goals. Length of stay is one month with a one month extension for residents who cooperate with shelter program.
Site hours: Office hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm; Emergency shelter: 24 hr/7 days
Tri-Town Shelter Services temporarily houses fifteen residents, either families or adults, and is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Given our 15 bed capacity x 364 days in a fiscal year, we provide shelter for a total of 5,460 evenings. During the past year we have provided housing for 264 adults and 39 children, making 303 clients served.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Tri-Town Shelter Services at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2017-01-10

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