June 19, 2013
Balance of State Continuum of Care Shelter and Services Provider List
There are more than 240 public and private agencies in the Balance of State
Continuum of Care that provide shelter, housing and related services to those
in need. To see a list of these agencies alphabetized
by county (Adobe Acrobat
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HMIS staff strives to keep this list current and accurate, but it is possible
that some information is out of date. If you find an error or know of a service
agency we have missed, contact the staff of the HMIS project.
The types of services identified in the list include:
- Emergency Shelter – an agency that provides basic shelter, and possibly food, clothing, and necessities.
- Transitional Housing – Includes both basic needs and programming that addresses the causes of homelessness.
- Referral Services – Provides shelter by voucher, contributions, emergency funds or other sources in places that are not shelters, such as motels, private housing, etc. May include funding to prevent imminent eviction.
- Permanent Housing – Typically for homeless persons with disabilities, this is permanent housing coupled with social services designed to help people retain housing.
The types of clients (“populations”) served by these agencies include:
- General Assistance – non-shelter services provided to the general populace and not directed at special-needs clients.
- Emergency Shelter or Transitional Housing – if the entry has no other descriptor, it indicates a shelter or housing agency that provides housing to the general populace rather than to special-needs clients.
- Mental Health – housing, recovery and support services for persons with mental disabilities. Most such agencies provide permanent housing for people with disabilities.
- Substance Abuse – housing, recovery and support services for persons with substance abuse problems.
- Domestic Violence – emergency shelter and/or transitional housing programs directed primarily at women who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic violence.
- Men and Women – if the agency serves one gender exclusively, the entry will state “men” or “women;” if the agency serves both genders, no notation is made regarding gender.
- Minors – denotes an agency serving unaccompanied minors exclusively.