Concord, CA

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SHELTER Inc is a nonprofit focused on temporary shelter for homeless. With $10.4m in revenue and 101 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1991, SHELTER Inc is headquartered in Concord, CA. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $10.6m.

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Mission and Work


The mission of SHELTER, . is to prevent and end homelessness for low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals by providing housing, services, support, and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.

Ending the Cycle of Homelessness

$4.1m annual program spend • SHELTER, . provides homeless families and individuals with interim and permanent housing opportunities and services to help them regain housing and increased self-sufficiency. This Housing First approach is designed to help reduce the incidences and duration of homelessness for low-income and disadvantaged people who are eligible under a variety of publicly-funded housing programs. Services that are critical to success include one-on-one case management, housing search assistance, employment services, education, mental health counseling, and budgeting guidance. During the year, 1,293 women, children and men were placed in permanent housing.

Providing Affordable Housing

$2.5m annual program spend • Affordable housing means having a safe place to live at a price you can afford. It currently takes 4.5 full-time minimum wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Contra Costa County. SHELTER, . owns and master leases units that offer safe, quality rental units at affordable rents or which are subsidized for eligible program participants to increase the stock of units accessible to vulnerable families and individuals. During the year, 220 women, children and men were provided low-income affordable housing often paying no more than 30% of their income towards rent.

Preventing Homelessness

$1.6m annual program spend • Prevention is a cost-effective and humane strategy for addressing the needs of families and individuals who are at-risk of homelessness, usually as a result of an unexpected event which temporarily makes them unable to meet their rent obligations. Depending on their level of risk, households are offered individualized intensive case management along with financial assistance either on a one-time basis or as short term (typically 3 to 12 months) support as they stabilize their housing and develop resources for greater financial self-sufficiency. During the year, 822 women, children and men were prevented from becoming homeless.

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SHELTER, Inc. strives to realize a vision: rebuilding lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, the skills, and the resources to live the life they deserve.

The mission of SHELTER, Inc. is to prevent and end homelessness for low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals by providing housing, services, support, and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.

SHELTER, Inc. is an independent, charitable, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 to alleviate Contra Costa County's homeless crisis.

Preventing Homelessness: Keeping a family in their home means that jobs are retained, families are fed, and children are safe. Prevention services include rental assistance, a needs assessment, and financial goal setting with a case manager.

Ending the Cycle of Homelessness: Homeless families and individuals are provided housing plus services including employment, education, counseling, and household budgeting to help regain self-sufficiency and permanent homes.

Providing Affordable Housing: SHELTER, Inc. owns or master leases hundreds of units throughout the county, renting to low-income vulnerable residents, many of whom have otherwise been unable to find housing, such as disabled persons and veterans.

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