Adult Emergency Shelter


The Union County Community Shelter operates an Adult Emergency Shelter for the  homeless population OF UNION COUNTY as space constraints allow.   Shelter guests should be drug and alcohol free and be free of all weapons.  A nightly shower will be required upon entry.  All  residents will be allowed a limited number of baggage and guests are  totally responsible for their own baggage.

Adult Emergency Shelter guests should check into the Community Shelter between the hours of 6:30pm – 8:30 pm. Adult Emergency Shelter residents may be assigned a cot for sleeping.

The emergency shelter is reserved for those truly experiencing homelessness, and is not to be abused as a motel.  Space is limited, thus those experiencing true homelessness are accomodated here. Due to space constraints, adult Emergency Shelter guests must leave the property after breakfast between the hours of 9:00 am –  5:00pm . All participants must be civil and adhere to Shelter policy, including participating in shelter chores as instructed.

 Case management services are provided for all clients at the Emergency Shelter with those showing active progress receiving priority case management status.  Case management activities include: resources to work toward employment, budgeting, savings, community referrals to address physical and mental health issues, and life skills instruction.  Clients must participate in these services to remain in the program and satisfactorily show progress toward their independent living goals, while awaiting rapid re-housing opportunities as soon as possible.  Guest stays are limited to a certain number of days that will be reviewed with each guest upon entry.

While living at the Community Shelter, clients will have access to three meals daily and other supportive services. Unwillingness to participate in case management services or inappropriate behavior can be grounds for immediate dismissal.  Absolutely no illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons will be allowed on site.  There are a limited number of adult male and adult female beds for this program. Families with children should apply for the Family Emergency Housing Program.

As Union County is a small, private agency funded,  by local Union County donations, we can only serve Union County residents who lived in Union County prior to their state of homelessness. Out of county and out of state referrals are not accepted at this time.

© Union County Community Shelter | 311 East Jefferson Street, Monroe, NC 28112-4825 | (704) 289-5300

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