Ruth Meirs Hospitality House
Ruth Meiers Hospitality House is the 24/7 Single Point of Entry for the Bismarck/Mandan community and those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals are verified through Single Point of Entry and referred to various partner agencies to save time and eliminate duplication. Our staff works with local law enforcement officials, emergency housing providers, social/human service agencies etc. to proactively move people off the streets and into housing. Single Point of Entry allows individuals to come to one place for all of their needs including but not limited to: rental/deposit assistance, gas money, emergency shelter placement, emergency food, utilities assistance and more. While Ruth Meiers Hospitality House does not actually issue the funds for the needs, we network with the agencies that do, in order to make assistance more easily obtained.
Men's Emergency Shelter
305 N 23rd St, Bismarck
The Men's Emergency Shelter can house up to 120 single male residents from 30 - 60 days. Residents work towards gaining employment and/or income and accessing permanent housing. Our supportive service staff is available to assist the residents in these goals and include a Case Manager, Job Service Representative, Treatment Coordinator and Single Point of Entry Coordinator. In addition to working on employment and housing, residents abide by rules and regulations, including but not limited to: being in by curfew, performing daily chores, receiving nightly breathalyzers as well as random urine analysis, etc. Residents are charged $14 a week for program fees while staying in the Men's Emergency Shelter.
The shelter also provides help to people who do not want to be sheltered or can't be sheltered and provides a safe place for them to get off the streets at night. Men over the age of 18 can come and have something to eat, wash up, and rest. This is available from 9:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., seven days a week. Men are required to pass a nightly breathalyzer prior to staying as a guest.
Men's Residential Program
The Men's Residential Program is a 30 - 90 day program located at our main office on Broadway Avenue in Bismarck. This location can house up to 24 single male residents. Much like our other shelters, residents are offered guidance from our helpful staff as they work toward gaining employment and/or income and accessing permanent housing. Individuals in the Residential Program are also expected to follow shelter rules and regulations, including but not limited to: being in by curfew, performing daily chores, receiving nightly breathalyzers as well as random urine analysis, etc. Residents are charged $50 a week while in the program.
Family Emergency Shelter
The Mission of Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, Inc. is to provide housing and supportive services to assist homeless and low income people in achieving self-sufficiency.