Homeless Shelter

Eligibility Guidelines

Any family that is facing homelessness. This includes: single women, children, couples with children, and single parent families.

Application Process

Families entering the shelter must first contact Gaye Huffman, Homeless Program Coordinator.  At that time you will be asked how many there are in your family to assure that there is enough room at the shelter to accommodate your family.  All persons seeking shelter must have a police and sheriff’s report done to protect the other families staying at the shelter. If you have a criminal background that does not necessarily mean that you will be denied services.

Families are taken on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unable to go to the shelter that day, please let staff know your emergency, as other families cannot be denied shelter if you do not return to the shelter at the time that you had arranged.

Shelter curfew is 9:00 unless the family has to work past that time.

Philosophy

The Brick House believes that recovering from poverty and building a new life takes time, commitment, and support. For years, homeless families have sought refuge in our shelter. The staff at the Brick House is dedicated to helping others build a strong foundation to live productive, self-sufficient lives. Together we will begin revitalizing our community, end homelessness, create healthier families, and assure that no child will go without food or shelter. Our aim is to “Rebuilding Lives One Brick At A Time”

Mission Statement:

To provide quality services to families in the aftermath of financial, emotional, or violent disruption in their lives that lead to their homelessness and to provide them with the emotional, financial, and education resources necessary to become productive, self-sufficient members of society.

Services

  • 24 hour Shelter
  • Self-Sufficiency Planning
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Assistance locating housing

History

The Community Action Commission of Fayette County began providing services to the homeless in 1983 and opened the shelter in 1985. When the shelter opened in 1985 it was primarily funded by the Ohio Department of Health. As the years have passed several different funding organizations have assisted in keeping the doors open.

The programs include: The Homeless Assistance Program, from the Ohio Dept. of Development, The CoC Balance of State Grant, funded by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, The Violence Against Women Act Grant, through Office of Criminal Justice Services, Fayette County United Way, TANF, from Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, local businesses, foundations, and volunteer work through members of our community.

Contact:

Gaye Huffman @ 740.333.4493