MISSION & HISTORY
SHELTER, Inc. strives to realize a vision: rebuilding lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, the skills, and the resources to live the life they deserve.
The mission of SHELTER, Inc. is to prevent and end homelessness for low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals by providing housing, services, support, and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.
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SHELTER, Inc. is an independent, charitable, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 to alleviate Contra Costa County's homeless crisis.
MISSION IN ACTION
SHELTER, Inc.’s work encompasses three main elements:
Preventing Homelessness: Keeping a family in their home means that jobs are retained, families are fed, and children are safe. Prevention services include rental assistance, a needs assessment, and financial goal setting with a case manager.
Ending the Cycle of Homelessness: Homeless families and individuals are provided housing plus services including employment, education, counseling, and household budgeting to help regain self-sufficiency and permanent homes.
Providing Affordable Housing: SHELTER, Inc. owns or master leases hundreds of units throughout the county, renting to low-income vulnerable residents, many of whom have otherwise been unable to find housing, such as disabled persons and veterans.