NSHS provides for the physical needs of shelter residents including warm beds, clothing and nutritious food. After arrival, the shelter facilitates the guests’ connections with local agencies, and resources that include counseling, case management, Bible study and church services, life skills, job training, resume writing and financial budgeting classes. The guests are treated with respect and dignity, creating an interactive, but safe environment.
NSHS provides longer term housing, with a primary focus on Veterans. These individuals may remain for a year or more, to save the funds needed to move into permanent housing.
An on-site counselor provides weekly sessions (group and individual) for residents working through life’s challenges. In addition, counseling is available at the Center for Counseling, at no charge. NSHS also
provides access every Sunday to the Celebrate Recovery program through a local church.
RESIDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Resident Assistance Program (RAP) provides real-time help for residents with initial or emerging needs, such as: prescription drugs, gas before first employer check, car repairs and tires, help regaining
a driver’s license, specialty clothing (e.g., pants, shoes) or bus tickets back home to family.
EMPLOYMENT/ HOUSING ASSISTANCE
Our staff helps residents find job opportunities, prepare for interviews, and learn the skills that facilitate job retention. Our staff also help residents connect with housing options.