SHELTER, Inc. announced today that it will operate a temporary homeless shelter in Concord and is expanding homeless prevention services to keep more people in their homes during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
In partnership with Contra Costa County Health, Housing and Homeless Services, SHELTER, Inc. will operate a 65-SRO (Single Room Occupancy) homeless shelter at a local Concord motel. The motel is being transitioned to a homeless shelter to support sheltering in place for our most vulnerable homeless neighbors. The shelter will operate for at least four months to help slow down the spread of COVID-19.
“As the virus spreads and takes its toll on people throughout California, our nation, and around the world; it is more important than ever for SHELTER, Inc. to continue providing these critically needed human services safety net to the most vulnerable in our communities”, said CEO John Eckstrom.