I’m grateful. I love this home (PVSS Shelter). If it wasn’t for this place, I wouldn’t have a roof over my head. [My Case Manager] made me be accountable for the money I spent, made me see how much I could save.
The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and families may reside in the Shelter for a maximum of three months. The Shelter’s current capacity is twenty-eight women and children who are generally referred to PVSS by other social service agencies, schools, civic, and/or religious organizations.
PVSS is a collaborator with several community agencies to provide coordinated case management support. Each family is expected to save a substantial portion of their income from any source as well as establish at least five self-sufficiency goals. Shelter residents sign a contract to abide by strict program requirements. Working with their case manager, residents develop written individual life plans to find jobs, housing, immigration assistance, counseling, education, language programs, parenting and budgeting skills, and how to access community resources.