Homeless Shelter

Volunteer

Changing Lives

A young mother and two year old daughter needed homeless shelter services at the beginning of November. A variety of community services and direct assistance was needed immediately along with Christmas. Christmas Cheer assistance. The mother was connected to childcare assistance and affordable housing providers. Through shelter services, employment and other assistance, the mother and daughter have stabilized and are on track to exit to a better housing situation.

The Homeless Shelter is a temporary, emergency housing program. It operates seven days a week from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday – Thursday and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Location is at 600 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540.

In 2017, the program assisted 300 homeless persons, including 35% families and veterans. The shelter strives to meet the basic and immediate needs of individuals who are in housing crisis. Services include shelter, food, clothing, and counseling. Clients must commit to self- improvement activities. The following is required of prospective residents:

  • Present two forms of identification
  • Remain drug/alcohol free
  • Maintain or seek employment if capable
  • No violent criminal background
  • Not a registered sex offender

Donations of meals on the weekend, breakfast foods, such as protein bars, socks, paper products and cleaning supplies are always needed. Cash donations can be designated for the Homeless Shelter. Onslow Community Outreach is a 501c3 nonprofit. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Member of the North Coalition to End Homelessness. Support received from United Way Onslow.


Volunteer and Shelter Director at Veteran Stand Down