I’m grateful. I love this home. 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 every day. Families may reside in the Shelter for a maximum of 6 months. The Shelter’s current capacity is 30 women and children (boys under the age of 12).
Families are generally referred to PVSS by other social service agencies, schools, civic organizations, and religious institutions.
PVSS collaborates with other agencies to provide coordinated case management support. Each family develops a written individual life plan and works on accomplishing self-sufficiency goals in areas such as employment, education, housing, immigration, mental health, English as a Second Language, parenting, and budgeting. Each family also learns key financial literacy skills, which allow them to save a substantial portion of their income.