St Francis House Emergency Shelter - Gainesville, FL

Contact information

413 S. Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
: Phone: 352-378-9079
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Description: We require a police clearance to utilize our facilities, which are open to the community, from 7am-4pm, after that time, only those staying in the shelter are permitted.

We serve a community meal to anyone who needs one daily from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Shelter residents receive three meals a day. Women and women with children are given preferential treatment to reside in the shelter. Case management is supplied to shelter residents

We currently have 35 beds, and open the shelter to everyone during inclement weather.

We feed, shelter, provide public phone access, Regional Transit System bus passes, laundry services, and clothing vouchers. Along with tutoring, our case management and referral services provide education and partner agencies who can offer victim advocacy, job opportunities, GED certificates, life skills classes, in safe compassionate environments.

Volunteers Requests by St Francis House Emergency Shelter: We welcome and value our volunteers. Volunteers will primarily be assisting at the client services desk, where they will be supplying the homeless population with the items they ask for and logging items we supply. We also occasionally have special projects including facilities maintenance projects. We also utilize volunteers in our kitchen and welcome groups and families to provide dinner for the shelter residents, and/or volunteer. volunteers must attend a short orientation and must be scheduled. Call us at 352-378-9079 for more information about becoming a volunteer.

Donation Requests by St Francis House Emergency Shelter: We are always in need of towels, linens, blankets, travel size toiletry items and razors.

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