Homeless Shelter

The Homeless Shelter is a temporary, emergency program. It operates seven days a week from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The shelter can accommodate twenty-four residents in two dorm rooms and two family rooms. Residents stay approximately thirty days and are expected to be involved in positive self-help activities.

The Onslow Community Outreach
Homeless Shelter is located at
600 Court Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540

5 pm - 7 am Sunday-Thursday
6 pm - 8 am Friday & Saturday

All residents are required to have
the ability to work.

2014 Community Impact
  • 241 unduplicated clients

          107 males (45%)
          123 females (42%)
          32 children (13%)

  • 335 duplicated clients– many clients stay over 30 days and are counted twice
  • 26 families

          69 total persons in families
          2.65 average per family

  • 6,048 total bed nights
  • $75,000 per diem expense
  • Majority of clients stayed less than 60 days

Onslow Community Outreach,  Inc. is here to provide services for people in our community who are homeless.  We do not deny anyone admittance for our employment based program on color, creed, race, religion, or gender.

We provide all basic and essential needs to ensure that each resident can face the day with hope, but they must be willing to work towards their own independence.

Shelter In-takes are done M-F 5p-8p and Sat & Sun from 4p-8p

We cannot accept anyone who is/has:

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • A severe criminal history or violent offense(s)
  • A registered sex offender,
  • Been diagnosed with a severe mental health diagnosis and not under the supervision of a doctor
  • Arriving past 8P.M. unless otherwise instructed by Executive or Shelter Directors.

We also have to take into consideration any persons receiving SSI/SSID/Disability.  While we do not want to exclude this population from our help, they do not fit our Employment based program, therefore we can accommodate them until they receive their next check.

Lastly we need to evaluate anyone with a serious medical condition.  We are not equipped or trained in the medical field therefore we cannot accept anyone who would need medical care or attention.  All of the above populations require more care and training than we are qualified for.

View a complete listing of Shelter Rules

Take a look at our Shelter Wish List

CAN-DO: Community Advisory Network Developing Onslow
The North Carolina Housing Coalition
HUD-Homeless Assistance