- Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
- Saturday closed
- Sunday closed
Shelter for Homeless women and families.
Pilgrims’ Inn’s mission is to provide shelter, assistance, and supportive services to the community’s most vulnerable citizens.
The average stay in their shelter is 3 months.
These individuals and families face daunting challenges to overcoming the causes of their poverty and finding a path to stability and independence – lack of education, substance abuse, trauma from abuse, depression and other forms of mental illness, etc.
Nevertheless, over half of their clients leave the shelter to go on to stable, independent housing and adequate income to support them.
In 2014, their shelter served a total of 62 women and children.
However, in the time period of January – September 2014, they received over 1,400 referrals for services, showing a strong need for emergency shelter in their community.
Their Open Arms Child Care enrolls up to 52 children at a time, ages 6 weeks to Pre-K (4 years old).
This is an academic program that helps children achieve their developmental benchmarks, and specifically prepares their 4-year-old students to enter kindergarten with the same skill levels as their peers.
In addition, teaching staff are trained to recognize signs of abuse, developmental delays, medical problems, and learning disabilities and to make appropriate referrals when necessary.
They also provide parents with important classes on parenting skills, budgeting, etc.
In 2014, their child care program served a total of 57 children, and their new Summer Program provided services to an additional 10 children.
Their Tricia’s Court Apartments house families in one of ten safe, comfortable units; they charge rent according to income only and in some cases cover utility costs as well.
They provide counseling and support as clients work to become stable and independent.
Tenants may enter the apartments through one of two programs – Transitional Housing, which allows for up to a 1-year lease while the tenant works on additional education, career advancement, etc. to achieve independence; or, the Shelter Plus Care program, which provides supportive permanent housing to individuals with mental health conditions that make it difficult for them to remain stable on their own.
In 2014, they housed a total of 19 adults and children.
During 2014, their Emergency Assistance Department provided food to 4,292 households, comprised of 10,564 hungry individuals – many of them children, as well as a significant number of elderly or disabled persons.
They made 41 purchases of critical medications or clinic visits for clients who could not otherwise afford treatment.
Through their Creating Independence Through Education and Employment program, they have had 26 clients start new jobs in 2014, 1 client graduate from college, and 5 clients enroll in GED or higher education courses.