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The Salvation Army's Family Service Center

Shelter     

Families and single women are provided temporary safe and secure beds and meals. The Family Shelter has 17 units that serve up to 14 families and 12 single women.  Our capacity is 54 beds.

We are an emergency facility where homeless people can stay up to twelve weeks depending upon demonstrated goal progress.  Residents develop their own individual goals aside from those predetermined by their circumstance.  Examples of goals are: saving money, finding employment, and locating permanent housing.  

The shelter is a program.  It requires commitment on the part of our residents to want to change their life circumstances.  The Salvation Army=s goal in providing shelter is to provide safe and clean lodging with nutritious meals.  This gives our residents time to recuperate from stress and negative circumstances arising from their individual situations. 

Family Assistance

The Family Assistance Program helps people in the community meet individual emergency needs.

Families in crisis are provided rental and utility assistance, emergency food boxes, clothing, house- wares, traveler's aid, and/or eyeglasses.

This is available Monday through Friday mornings at two locations.  301 West 6th Street, Davenport, Iowa and 2200 - 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois.

 Transitional Housing

Families and recovering men are provided low cost housing with supportive services to help them make real life changes.

We have two transitional housing programs at The Family Service Center:

Family Transitional Housing  Families having problems with addiction, veteran status, HIV/AIDS or mild mental illness may qualify for this program.  They must have an income, be willing to work, and be motivated to change their lives.  The residents pay a percentage of their monthly income for program fee for a two-bedroom apartment. They see a caseworker weekly to help resolve their individual situations.

Men's Transitional Housing These men are referred to our program from the Adult Rehabilitation Center of The Salvation Army.  They have already successfully completed a six month alcohol/drug rehab program and have the option of sharing a two-bedroom apartment with another ARC graduate.  They pay $150 a month, must be employed, and see a caseworker weekly.

Both programs are available for up to two years to give participants time to make effective life pattern changes.  They learn to pay rent on time, pay utility bills, and save money for a future move to permanent housing.  This is an opportunity for them to redirect their lives and begin to live productively and responsibly.

 


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