Union County Community Shelter - Monroe, NC

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311 East Jefferson Street
Monroe, NC 28112
: (704) 289-5300
: http://unionshelter.org
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Description: Since 1984, the mission and purpose of UCCS has been to provide food and shelter to the hungry and homeless of Union County, North Carolina, and to provide programs to help the homeless achieve self-sufficiency. For individuals in need of support, UCCS offers services such as residential shelter, a food pantry, daily meals, case management services, and much more.

Emergency Family Sheltering
The Emergency Family Housing Program enables us to place a UNION COUNTY  family into a local motel or area house/apartment  for a period of time based on their need and our resources. Use of illegal drugs are prohibited. All clients must adhere to local motel policy and are NOT allowed to leave minor children unattended at any time.  All eligible children must be enrolled in school.  Clients are eligible to eat in the soup kitchen for 3 meals a day and use the UCCS laundry services. Clients must participate in employment and case management services including budgeting and savings to move them quickly into independent housing. UCCS case managers will work jointly with other community resources to assist in rapid rehousing assistance for clients. Clients must accept and implement case plans to work toward independent housing. As Union County is a small, private agency funded,  by local Union County donations, we can only serve Union County residents who lived in Union County prior to their state of homelessness.  Unfortunately, out of county and out of state referrals are not accepted at this time.

Adult Emergency Shelter
The Union County Community Shelter operates an Adult Emergency Shelter for the  homeless population OF UNION COUNTY as space constraints allow.   Shelter guests should be drug and alcohol free and be free of all weapons.  A nightly shower will be required upon entry.  All  residents will be allowed a limited number of baggage and guests are  totally responsible for their own baggage.
Adult Emergency Shelter guests should check into the Community Shelter between the hours of 6:30pm – 8:30 pm. Adult Emergency Shelter residents may be assigned a cot for sleeping.
The emergency shelter is reserved for those truly experiencing homelessness, and is not to be abused as a motel.  Space is limited, thus those experiencing true homelessness are accommodated here. Due to space constraints, adult Emergency Shelter guests must leave the property after breakfast between the hours of 9:00 am –  5:00pm . All participants must be civil and adhere to Shelter policy, including participating in shelter chores as instructed.
 Case management services are provided for all clients at the Emergency Shelter with those showing active progress receiving priority case management status.  Case management activities include: resources to work toward employment, budgeting, savings, community referrals to address physical and mental health issues, and life skills instruction.  Clients must participate in these services to remain in the program and satisfactorily show progress toward their independent living goals, while awaiting rapid re-housing opportunities as soon as possible.  Guest stays are limited to a certain number of days that will be reviewed with each guest upon entry.
While living at the Community Shelter, clients will have access to three meals daily and other supportive services. Unwillingness to participate in case management services or inappropriate behavior can be grounds for immediate dismissal.  Absolutely no illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons will be allowed on site.  There are a limited number of adult male and adult female beds for this program. Families with children should apply for the Family Emergency Housing Program.
As Union County is a small, private agency funded,  by local Union County donations, we can only serve Union County residents.

Soup Kitchen
Soup-KitchenAnnually the Union County Community Shelter feeds approximately 45,000 hot meals per year at the Soup Kitchen. We provide nutritional breakfast, lunch and dinners to the community’s homeless and low-income residents, acting as a stop-gap for  those without the ability to acquire food on a regular basis otherwise.  Our staff is certified in Safe Serve Practices, and we strive to maintain a healthy environment and serve a healthy menu.  We have no means test so that anyone with a food hardship is welcome to eat a meal in the Community Shelter’s Soup Kitchen.
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Dinner: 5:00 pm

Volunteers Requests by Union County Community Shelter: There are many ways to help UCCS continue to provide shelter support. Volunteers can work in the food pantry, serve/prepare meals, help with fundraising, and much more.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Union County Community Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Union County Community Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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