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Panama City Rescue Mission

Main Campus
Men's Shelter:

Bethel Village Campus
Women's & Children's Shelter:

5-Day Shelter:

The emergency shelter program is designed for a short-term need. Clients needing longer term housing or addiction recovery will seek case management through our support center.

Shelter is 5 nights consecutively. If a client misses a night or comes in late, they will be exited for 30 days. Check-in registration at the downtown campus for men is 5:30 pm to 6 pm, with a 6 pm curfew. Check-in at Bethel Village Home for Women and Children is 4 pm to 6:30 pm, with a 6:30 pm curfew.

Personal belongings/all bags are subject to being checked.

Showers must be taken each evening and chapel service is required. Lights out is at 9 pm.

Drug/alcohol/violence/weapon/profanity is zero tolerance resulting in termination.Clients may be asked to assist in evening clean up. All incidents must be reported to the front desk, including incidents of fire, sickness, injury, theft, etc. Children are not permitted to be left under the custody of another client.

Transitional Shelter

Up to 6 Months Shelter

The transitional shelter program is designed for a longer-term need, and is for clients that do not currently possess a substance abuse problem, or may have already completed a recovery program. An application will be filled out and reviewed to determine whether a client is a good fit for this program.

Shelter is up to 6 months consecutively. Check in is normally 5:45 pm to 6 pm, with a 6 pm curfew. Chapel is required, but if a client has clearance to miss chapel, a self-study is required from the topics on recovery board. Attendance to Most Excellent Way Support Group is required every Wednesday night at 6 pm at First Baptist Church. Attendance at a church of choice is required each Sunday.

Showers may be taken each day at the client's convenience. Lights out is at 10 pm weekdays, and 11 pm weekends. Cleaning the shelter area and making beds daily is required.

Personal belongings/all bags are subject to being checked. Drug/alcohol/violence/weapon/profanity is zero tolerance resulting in termination. Drug testing may result if use is suspected. All incidents must be reported to the front desk, including incidents of fire, sickness, injury, theft, etc.

Clients will be assigned a four hour shift Monday through Friday, a job description, and a disciple maker/supervisor. Each Friday a progress report will be need to be filled out completely and returned to the front desk.

Transitional Living

The Transition Program is designed to give an individual the opportunity to look for sustainable full-time employment without the added stress of seeking food and shelter. Sustainable full-time employment is defined as a job that is not through a temp agency, does not pay wages "under the table," and can reasonably guarantee long-term employment of 30 or more hours each week.

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Catholic Social Services St. Barnabas House Shelter

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  1. Kane
    Jan 20, 2020Reply
    I think it's wonderful that there are these options for the homeless and I would love to be able to assist in anyway I can. One thing I read that I wasn't too sure of was the mandatory chapel sessions.Personally I feel this can make people feel unwelcome if they don't share the same faith. Maybe offering self study for those who aren't interested in chapel would be nice. I'd be willing to teach computer skills, and I have one computer that can be used, but I can read out to see if there are any more I can find if you all would be interested. I also would like to know if any of the people staying there are veterans? VA services can help them find permanent homes, and that might make more room for non veterans here. I have no background in social services but I would love to volunteer in any way that I can so please let me know
  2. Faye
    Apr 30, 2021Reply
    I saw a clip on the local news about PC Rescue Mission and Bethel Village. The very last comment says, " It helps with relationships, finances, and housing." How about trying to get them employed? If they can pass a drug test, and have no felonies, direct them.

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