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Madge Phillips Center Waypoint

318 5th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA - 52401

Coordinated Entry is the front door to homeless services. It is the first point of contact individuals need to reach out to who are in need of shelter services. It will provide guidance to anyone experiencing homelessness to the correct supports and housing programs most appropriate to their situation.

Homeless individuals and families, must be living in a shelter, the street, car, tent or a place not meant for habitation, cannot assist anyone who is doubled up at another person's residence

Providing women and their children with secure housing and stabilizing resources, Waypoint's Madge Phillips Center Shelter (MPC) helps those in crisis rebuild their lives. Since opening in 1995, MPC has served as a vital community resource, providing emergency overnight shelter for homeless women and their children.

While residing at the Madge Phillips Center Shelter, women receive access to proactive services and resources to help them attain stability. Specifically, case management, children's activities and support, and safe shelter for domestic violence are vital components of the Madge Phillips Center Shelter.

Case management
Helping individuals overcome barriers to housing hinges on the guidance and information provided by case management services. Case managers provide homeless women with tailored support designed to help them overcome housing obstacles. By identifying each woman's household needs, case managers create a service plan with goals and objectives to increase outcome achievement.

Children's activities and support
On-site children’s activities provide positive interactions and planned activities during their stay. Shelter staff provide parent support; arrangements for transportation to school; and advocacy for children at school or with other community resources. Women in shelter have access to free drop-in child care services Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Emergency, safe shelter for those experiencing domestic violence
For individuals experiencing domestic violence, Waypoint provides emergency shelter in a safe, confidential place. Victims have access to Waypoint's Domestic Violence Victim Services Program, allowing them to work with an advocate on overcoming the effects of domestic violence.

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  1. Great.

    Answer posted on Oct 11, 2021 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Yes it is; they didn't let my abusive boyfriend in.

    Answer posted on Oct 11, 2021 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. Just don't bring valuables.

    Answer posted on Oct 11, 2021 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. Three months.

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