Bridges of Hope - Xenia, OH

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1087 W 2nd St
Xenia, OH 45385
: 937-708-8286

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Intake Hours: 6:00 to 7:00 pm each night. We are open each night until 7:00 am. Guests can come to the door between 6 and 7 pm to register and receive a bed and an evening meal. Breakfast is offered in the morning before exit.

The shelter is open every night from 6:00 pm to 7:00 am.  Please take note of the rules and criteria for admission posted below.

    Bridges of Hope doors open from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  You may register for your stay during this time.  Late arrivals are accepted with signed note from a recovery meeting leader or an employer.
    Guests are expected to leave shelter by 7:00 am.  You may leave anytime during the night, but will not be permitted reentry that night.
    Guests have a "90 consecutive calendar day" stay at BOH with the goal to find housing.  90 days begins with your first night BOH.  After 90 days, guests will be asked to find alternative arrangements for a period of one month before returning to BOH.  If, however, there are extenuating circumstances where an extension is needed, cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with verifiable documentation. 
    Previously assigned beds will be held until 7PM each night
    Bridges of Hope is not responsible for guests' personal belonging. If a guest does not check in, personal belongings will only be held for seven (7) days.  After seven (7) days, Bridges of Hope will not store them.
    No smoking in the building, smoking available in designated area and times.
    Dinner is served from 7:00 to 7:30pm.  Kitchen will close after dinner.
    Lights out at 10:00 pm and lights on at 5:45 am.
    Breakfast served from 6:00 to 6:30 am.
    Backpacks/bags are kept at your bed in a gray bin or in a locker if provided for you.
    No food or drink at your bed or sleeping area.
    No drugs, alcohol, weapons or dangerous materials permitted on BOH premises.  Staff will take appropriate action to ensure the safety of all, including searching a guests belongings.
    You are expected to keep yourself and your area clean and orderly.
    Guest with warrants or those on the sex offender registry are not permitted in BOH.
    If you have a vehicle, it must be parked at the far east side of the lot.  You will not be permitted to visit our vehicle during the night.
    Guests are not permitted to request transportation, money or any other gift from staff/volunteers.


Services Provided for any guest:

     A meal will be available each day we are open
     Showers are available with basic toiletries

Resources Available:

     Backpacks, blankets, more sustainable toiletries, bus tokens, and clothing items such as pants, shoes, shirts, socks, underwear and coats are available with the purchase of *SHELTER BUCKS.
     Help with housing applications, obtaining identification, etc. can be done by making an appointment at the shelter.
     Meetings for recovery, addictions, spiritual, and health will be offered at various times.

*Shelter bucks can be earned by completing chores, attending meetings (on site and off site), proof of applying for jobs, or other approved activities.

Volunteers Requests by Bridges of Hope: There are two main areas where we will need help this winter. We need overnight hosts/hostesses as well as people to provide dinners for the shelter guests. Check out the links below for more details or to sign up!! Hosting: Meals:

Donation Requests by Bridges of Hope: Men's Jeans, sizes 30,32,34 Winter boots in good condition Twin size blankets NEW pillows (no used, please) Metal Bunk Beds (twin) Juice / Powdered Drink Mixes Cereal (no bran please) Microwave Popcorn, or individual chip bags Disposable Drink Cups (10oz or bigger), Disposable Coffee Cups w/ Lids Bottles of Liquid Hand Soap Juice Boxes / Canned Soda or Juice Fresh Fruit - Grab & Go fruits like Apples, Bananas or Oranges (mandarins, tangerines, etc) Backpack Foods such as snack bars, to-go peanut butter, water bottles, fruit snacks, fruit cups, snack crackers Hand and Foot Warmers Dish Soap Trash bags (13 & 35 gallon size) Coffee & Filters (standard size) Sugar (5-10 lb bags, not individual packets) Creamer for coffee (powered & liquid) Napkins Paper Towels Toilet Paper Backpacks Flashlights and Batteries Hand Sanitizer Quarters for Laundry Greene CATS tokens Help us with our daily supplies - we can use Walmart, Kroger, Aldi or gift cards. (Gift cards may be mailed to PO Box 241, Xenia, OH 45385)

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2019-02-04

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