Men’s Outreach Shelter
The Men’s Outreach Shelter (MOS) provides temporary, emergency shelter nightly to more than 300 men and nearly 4,500 annually. The shelter’s primary focus areas are to provide a safe place to sleep out of the elements; to meet very basic needs such as a mat, blanket and water; and a place for our street outreach team to bring people they engage who are living in the streets, area parks, under bridges, etc. Clients are able to transition to the downtown single adult shelter as vacancies become available.
Clients who do not engage in services to work toward ending their homelessness are permitted to stay at the Men’s Outreach Shelter for a maximum of 90 days. Upon entering the shelter, a case manager does an initial assessment of each individual. This assessment enables the case manager to make appropriate referrals so clients may transition into available programs and benefit from services. Clients are expected to take steps toward ending their homelessness while staying at the shelter.
Our goal is to ensure that each individual is actively working toward regaining his self-sufficiency. To this end, individuals may not stay at the shelter throughout the day. Clients at the Men’s Outreach Shelter are referred to CASS’ main shelter facility, Employment Program, Veterans Program and a variety of campus and community partners in CASS’ network to assist them in ending their homelessness.
To reach the Men’s Outreach Shelter, call (602) 254-3064.