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Shelter House

Shelter House

MORE THAN A ROOF AND A BED. Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We began in an old home in Iowa City with a capacity of 29 sleeping spaces including beds, couches, and mats on the floor. Today, Shelter House operates a 70-bed emergency shelter in addition to four homes and an apartment building through which we provide 47 permanent supportive housing units. We focus on programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health recovery that help hundreds of men, women, and children each year to get back on their feet. We...

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Upcoming Events

Out of the Cold
31 Dec

Out of the Cold

When Iowa’s frigid winter blows in, the change in weather can be life-threatening for people experie...
Book Sale
28 Mar

Book Sale

Check it Out! Our annual Book Sale will be held on March 28, 10:30am – 4pm and March 29, 12pm – 4pm ...
Brake the Cycle of Homelessness
27 Jun

Brake the Cycle of Homelessness

Brake the Cycle riders combine their support to end homelessness with the joy of cycling. Be a catal...
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