Contra Costa County
SHELTER, Inc provides extensive services to assist you.
Specialized programs serve veterans, domestic violence survivors, the disabled, and the re-entry population.
Services in Contra Costa County
Short-term financial assistance is available for deposit and rental assistance, essential utilities, and special COVID-19 programs.
Our Mountain View Family Shelter provides accommodations for families. Participants meet regularly with case managers who support them in identifying their needs and developing a housing plan, connecting with community resources and government benefits, and locating and maintaining housing. Tutoring, nutrition instruction, parenting workshops and employment services are additional services provided.
We offer financial assistance combined with supportive services to help homeless families and individuals overcome the challenges and barriers which led to homelessness.
The objective of these programs is to reduce the duration of homelessness or temporary housing in a shelter, while solving the immediate challenges of finding stable housing and teaching participants how to be good tenants. Connecting our participants to community resources increases stability in the household and puts them on a path to success and upward mobility.
Resources for Veterans
SHELTER, Inc.’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) is a program funded by the Veteran’s Administration (VA) as part of a nationwide effort to end veteran homelessness. We serve veterans who are at risk of losing their housing as well as those veterans who are homeless. The SSVF program provides eligible veteran families with financial assistance, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits.
Reintegrating into the Community
Social and structural barriers that can affect renting and employment eligibility can make finding housing incredibly difficult for formerly incarcerated people. Applying evidence-based approaches, SHELTER, Inc. offers a variety of individualized services to help participants access and sustain housing, including finding or increasing income, while building community connections and ultimately achieving self-sufficiency.