Community Shelter Services is committed to helping our Veterans experiencing homelessness by providing temporary shelter, meals, and support services that allow them to adjust to civilian life after they have served our country. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 610,042 people across the U.S. experience homelessness on any given night. About 9% of homeless adults, or 57,849, are veterans. These homeless veterans often suffer from mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and other conditions that make adjusting to civilian life difficult. Older veterans have unique challenges with chronic disease, struggles with physical activity, and need assistance with self-care and financial management. Our staff members work in conjunction with the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center Homeless Care Team (VAMC HCT) to secure permanent housing. We also address their physical and mental health needs, allowing them to reclaim their position in our community. CSS honors those who have served our country and always reserves beds for veterans.
For inquiries for our Emergency Shelter, contact our Shelter Director, Lisa Boyd, via email or call 814-314-8035 ext. 100.