Taft Warming Shelter
Family Promise of Lincoln County – Lincoln City, OR
Nonprofit organization that provides nightly shelter and day center for homeless families with children, 18 or under. Advocacy services, assistance finding stable housing, safety, networking, showers, kitchen, laundry, job search assistance.
Family Day House
Guests use a local day center, space to shower, care for pre-school children, and seek employment. Many guests are employed during the day and go to work. During the school year, children go to school. The day center provides guests with a mailing address and a home base from which to conduct their housing search.
The Network Director’s office will be at the day center.
Volunteers Requests by Family Promise of LIncoln County: We have room for “Angels” to help make families welcome at the day center and assist them in basic skills assistance. We also have a Thrift store to supplement our funds and have a need for volunteers there as well.
Donation Requests by Family Promise of LIncoln County: Transportation resources, bus tickets, gas cards, Phone card recharge cards, Emergency funds for first and last month and deposits for housing.
Samaritan House Inc – Newport, OR
Samaritan House, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Newport, Oregon, established in 1988 to provide emergency shelter and meals to homeless families. Since that time our program has expanded to include transitional shelter, case management and support services to assist families in achieving self sufficiency and stable housing. Ours is a program of compassion, but with expectations that our residents will be responsible for the successful outcomes of their stay with us.
Initially, families enter our program in the emergency shelter phase for up to 30 days. During this period, families are expected to apply for needed resources, address urgent health issues, locate childcare, and, if feasible, seek employment and housing.
Most families need additional time to re group and get back on their feet. This program is available to families who have met expectations in the first 30 days and who agree to work toward self-sufficiency by participating in educational programs, working on personal goals, and saving 60% of their income toward the costs of moving into a place of their own. Families may stay for an additional three months in the transitional shelter program.
Some families will need even more time to transition to independence. Several of our apartment units are rented to families who have successfully completed the transitional shelter program. They may need to establish a good rental history, repair credit problems, or save additional funds to obtain other housing. In this program, families may rent a one- or two-bedroom apartment for up to six months.
Because the number of homeless families is growing, we usually have a waiting list to get into the shelter. Families may contact us by phone or in person for information about our program and to get on the waiting list. We can also provide information about other available resources that may be of help.
Do you have items to donate? Contact Samaritan House Inc at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.