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Homelessness doesn't take a summer vacation | Needs are high when things heat up

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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. 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 runs a 70-bed shelter facility and three homes through which we provide permanent supportive housing. 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. With you by our side, we are the catalyst and voice for systemic community change thr...

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Upcoming Events

Beat the Heat Splash
15 Aug

Beat the Heat Splash

Beat the Heat Splash, July 19 - August 15, 2019 As the dog days of summer arrive, Iowa’s heat index...
BBQ Bash
27 Sep

BBQ Bash

We’re cookin’ up a great time! Come on down to the 3rd annual BBQ Bash to benefit Shelter House on F...
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
16 Nov

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together acro...