how we help
The Emergency Shelter
Our welcoming 24-bed shelter provides individual rooms for men, women, and families. We are open 24 hours a day/7 days a week and have a day center for our residents to use.
Our case management team provides a person-centered support by connecting people to the services they need, whether it’s new identification like a driver’s license, Social Security card or birth certificate, treatment for an addiction or a bus ticket home. Our ultimate goal is to provide permanent self-sustainable housing.
We partner with other community agencies whenever possible, and we directly offer only those services which we are uniquely positioned to provide. We believe that if each agency partner specializes in their services 100%, together we can provide life-changing solutions.
Our Outreach team is dedicated to developing the critical relationships with unsheltered homeless people that is necessary for supporting transition to affordable housing and/or needed treatment. Outreach and engagement means that we meet people where they are rather than waiting until people come into shelter. This has been a critical piece of our person-centered approach. The relationships and work done is continued if people enter into emergency shelter.
Winter Overflow Center
The winter is a difficult time for the unsheltered population in our community. SVDP has provided a location for a number of people to come in from the cold, spend the night and have a bite to eat during the coldest months of the year.