Our Needs

The Community Shelter relies on public donations for support to onsite and offsite residents needing assistance to avoid or emerge from hunger and homelessness.

We have ongoing need for food, furniture, toiletries and other product supplies, and we rely on donations for most of these needs.

Can You Help?

Many organizations – clubs, churches, families, neighborhoods and businesses – hold collection drives, asking folks to bring their items to a specific location on a given day, week or even month. It’s amazing how much product groups of all sizes can collect.

Check out our Amazon Wish List.























Home Again Support

Many of our residential clients who move into independent housing receive furniture and household supplies through our Home Again program. We rely on donations from the public to support clients when they move.

Most of the new housing is small or studio apartments, and large sofas, queen or king beds, large dining room sets will not fit. Last year, we provided 68 households with donations.

Can you help? If you have supplies or small furniture (lamps, end table) to donate, you can bring items to our facility at 160 Meadow Street in Monroe any day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please avoid mealtimes of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring to the door marked “Donation Drop Off” accessed by the back parking lot.

If your donation includes larger furniture, such as beds, sofa, dining sets, please contact Joe.Dilena@UnionShelter.org to arrange delivery or pickup.

We do not accept clothing donations but we support our collaborative partner Good Steward Ministries with all clothing donations. Our shelter clients are able to shop there for free.


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