MIHN - Shelter - Leominster, MA
758 Main St.
Leominster, MA 01453
Description: Office hours: M-F. 8-4pm
The shelter is staffed 24 hours per day by a combination of paid staff and volunteer hosts. During the business week the program is managed by a full time Executive Director, Operations Manager and Housing Access Coordinator/Case Manager. A live-in house manager is present to cover the overnight shifts.
An integral and unique program that is offered at the shelter is called “Hosting”.
Hosting is a specialized staffing approach that utilizes church and civic group volunteers who spend time listening to our guests in a non-judgmental manner, offering comfort and hope. (see MIHN Hospitality Code). Hosts share of themselves through compassion and caring for another human being.
Family Pathways Project
The FPP provides short term, community shelter to 5 homeless families with children at any given time. Each family is given their own, private bedroom and is able to share common area spaces such as dining room, kitchen, personal mini-fridge, living room and lawn for children to play.
All rent, utilities and most food costs are assumed by the MIHN agency. Families are offered clothes and any necessary daily living supplies.
Every family receives intensive case management services on a weekly basis. Assistance and referral is offered with regard to job search, daycare, health services, mental health services, SSI, apartment search, health insurance, state and federal programs, custody issues, court appearances etc.
Any life obstacle that has proved to be a barrier for a family is discussed and strategies are identified to eliminate/minimize its affect.
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