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St. Francis Shelter

Joined in May 2019

About Us

St. Francis Shelter is the largest unrestricted provider of shelter housing for homeless families with children under age 18 in Marion and Polk Counties.

St. Francis Shelter provides a safe place for homeless families to recover from trauma, heal, and stabilize before finding permanent housing. Many of our families are coming from difficult circumstances: foster care, substance abuse and recovery, domestic violence, and an increasing number due to rising rents and Salem’s housing crisis

Our program has three major components – shelter housing, affordable/low-income housing, and referrals to other community services. 15 units of our 20-unit building are devoted to transitional housing where families can live for up to six months. These fully furnished units are a safe place for our families to recover and work on their individual barriers. Each family receives individualized case management services and access to the skills trainings and life-skills supports they need to move into permanent housing. Our families stay with us, on average, for about 5 months and 95% of them move into permanent housing!

St. Francis Shelter is the largest unrestricted provider of shelter housing for homeless families with children under age 18 in Marion and Polk Counties.

St. Francis Shelter provides a safe place for homeless families to recover from…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Family
  • Housing & Homelessness

Location

  • 1820 Berry Street Southeast
    Salem, OR 97302

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